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Biggar Memorial Drinking Fountain, Low Street, Banff

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6646 / 57°39'52"N

Longitude: -2.5219 / 2°31'18"W

OS Eastings: 368962

OS Northings: 863981

OS Grid: NJ689639

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.FDX

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.7MC2

Plus Code: 9C9VMF7H+V7

Entry Name: Biggar Memorial Drinking Fountain, Low Street, Banff

Listing Name: Low Street, Biggar Fountain

Listing Date: 15 February 1982

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357506

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22051

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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John Rhind, 1878. Ornate late gothic drinking fountain with crown head. Polished and tooled ashlar. Crocketted corona supported by squat cluster columns and linked at 4 corners to stumpy facetted columns (formerly supporting pinnacles) linked by short flying buttresses; all assembled on square base with cluster column angles and inscribed plaques; shallow stepped base.

Statement of Interest

Inscription reads 'Presented to the Town of Banff in memory of Walter Biggar Esq. and Mrs. Anne Duff, his wife. 1878.' Walter Biggar was involved with the herring trade. Biblical inscriptions on E and W panels.

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