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Latitude: 56.3913 / 56°23'28"N
Longitude: -3.2153 / 3°12'55"W
OS Eastings: 325070
OS Northings: 722776
OS Grid: NO250227
Mapcode National: GBR 27.19M5
Mapcode Global: WH6QG.LM37
Plus Code: 9C8R9QRM+GV
Entry Name: Fountain And Market Cross, The Square, Errol
Listing Name: Errol Village, the Cross, Market Cross and Water Fountain
Listing Date: 9 June 1981
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 344183
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11592
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie
Traditional County: Perthshire
Johnston & Baxter, Dundee, 1900; Alexander Neilson, Dundee, sculptor. Red Dumfries sandstone columnar market cross with bronze unicorn finial and Peterhead granite basins at base. Small drinking troughs (for dogs) at base receive overflow from trefoil-plan basins below circular pedestal with carved lion's head fountain and 2 bronze panels, 1 with crown, 'VR' and '1837-1897' in relief, the other inscribed 'THIS WATER-SUPPLY PRESENTED TO ERROL DISTRICT BY SIR WILLIAM AND LADY OGILVY DALGLEISH OF ERROL, 1897'. Moulded cornice above giving way to battered column, carved thistles and Ionic capital, the whole surmounted by unicorn with shield.
The water supply for Errol had long been a serious problem, solved in 1897 when a supply was obtained from moorland above Fingask. The whole cost of ?9000 was paid by Sir William Ogilvy Dalgleish of Errol Park.
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