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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376970
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33350
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Govan
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
John Aitkin was the first Medical Officer of
Health for the Burgh of Govan. He died in 1880 aged 44.
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