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Drinking Fountain, Main Street, Carlops

A Category B Listed Building in West Linton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.791 / 55°47'27"N

Longitude: -3.3394 / 3°20'21"W

OS Eastings: 316111

OS Northings: 656111

OS Grid: NT161561

Mapcode National: GBR 513G.TX

Mapcode Global: WH6T9.PP0X

Plus Code: 9C7RQMR6+96

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain, Main Street, Carlops

Listing Name: Carlops, Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 23 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340508

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8389

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200340508

Location: West Linton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Parish: West Linton

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

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Dated, 1860. Well and drinking fountain set within round-headed alcove flanked by swept, coped walls surmounted by pyramidal finials. Cast iron lamp fixture above arch; carved urn finial to apex. Coursed, pale freestone. Inscribed with initials of donor, Hugh Horatio Brown of Newhall.

Statement of Interest

A fine example of a mid 19th century well and drinking fountain, notable for its well-detailed carving with distinctive curved alcove flanked by swept, coped walls surmounted by finials. Prominently locatated beside the road, the structure adds considerably to the interest of the village streetscape. The structure was donated by the Browns of nearby Newhall House which is located nearby in Penicuik Parish (see separate listing).

List description updated at resurvey (2010).

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