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Fountain, Saltoun Place, Fraserburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6886 / 57°41'18"N

Longitude: -2.0061 / 2°0'21"W

OS Eastings: 399734

OS Northings: 866527

OS Grid: NJ997665

Mapcode National: GBR P8DD.PLN

Mapcode Global: WH9N8.40ZP

Plus Code: 9C9VMXQV+CH

Entry Name: Fountain, Saltoun Place, Fraserburgh

Listing Name: Saltoun Place, Fountain

Listing Date: 31 August 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373359

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31970

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fraserburgh

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Fraserburgh

Electoral Ward: Fraserburgh and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Later 19th century cast-iron drinking fountain enclosed at centre of large decorative cast-iron canopy, both probably supplied by MacFARLANE AND CO (see REFERENCES). Pierced filigree-patterned canopy supported on 8 cast-iron columns, arcaded above with cusped and 'rope-moulded' arches, cartouches with bird motifs in circular, rope-moulded panels above. Ostrich finial at apex and Fraserburgh coat of arms to E. Drinking fountain on pedestal with lion jambs supporting quatrefoil basin, Grecian-style vase with hooks as terminal of fountain head (chains originally dropped down from hooks to operate drinking spouts: see MacFarlane illustration in trade catalogue). No makers mark. Cast-iron columns raised on octagonal masonry plinth with cast-iron drainage panel at fountain.

Statement of Interest

Moved from its original site to the south in Maconochie Road/junction with Strichen Road and Links Road, when it was replaced by war memorial in 1923.

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