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The Square, Victoria Fountain

A Category C Listed Building in Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5602 / 57°33'36"N

Longitude: -2.6287 / 2°37'43"W

OS Eastings: 362480

OS Northings: 852410

OS Grid: NJ624524

Mapcode National: GBR M8WR.0GQ

Mapcode Global: WH8MD.L7FL

Entry Name: The Square, Victoria Fountain

Listing Date: 4 March 1994

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354359

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19932

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberchirder

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Aberchirder

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Dated 1897. Presented by W Achinachie, Provost of Aberchirder (see notes). Situated on S side of The Square, polished Peterhead and grey granite drinking fountain; 3 granite steps to cylindrical base with bowed basins to E and W, inscriptions to N and S. Carved urn above encircled by 6 columns on decorative corbels. Crowned by incised dome and large ball finial.

Statement of Interest

Carved with the Crown, date, and title, Victoria Fountain, to the S. Inscription to the N reads: "This fountain was erected by Wm Achinachie Esq JR Provost of Aberchirder from 1889 to 1907". It was presented to the burgh on Queen Victoria's Jubilee (Barclay).

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