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Govan Road, Govan Cross Drinking Fountain

A Category B Listed Building in Govan, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8631 / 55°51'47"N

Longitude: -4.3111 / 4°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 255458

OS Northings: 665736

OS Grid: NS554657

Mapcode National: GBR 07K.5Z

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.RW8N

Entry Name: Govan Road, Govan Cross Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 15 May 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376970

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33350

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Govan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Cruikshanks and Co, Denny Iron Works, 1884.
Cast-iron drinking fountain: a small boy on a rock in an
upturned dish. This is enclosed by a hexagonal arcade.
6 cast-iron columns with bell capitals and inward-facing
mythological beasts carry drop-traceried cusped arches
topped by brattishing and plaques with the Arms of
Govan; Masonic and Oddfellow symbols and a dedication
to John Aitkin, MD. Cast-iron ogee fish-scale roof and
elaborate crown finial.

Statement of Interest

John Aitkin was the first Medical Officer of

Health for the Burgh of Govan. He died in 1880 aged 44.

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