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St Margaret's Drive, Dunfermline Public Park, Drinking Fountain

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0722 / 56°4'19"N

Longitude: -3.4514 / 3°27'5"W

OS Eastings: 309747

OS Northings: 687546

OS Grid: NT097875

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PJKS

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.YMNV

Entry Name: St Margaret's Drive, Dunfermline Public Park, Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 10 July 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392535

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45590

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Robert Cameron, 1887. 3-stage; square-plan, chamfered at angles; polished pink granite drinking fountain with pedimented niche to each side. Octagonal stone base and semicircular-plan step to each side. Shell-headed niche with cast-iron lion's head waterspout and rounded basin to each side; flanking pilasters rise to consoled broken-bed pediment. Panelled pilaster rising to cornice at pediment level at each angle; fluted console at base. Upper stage (dated 1887) tapered in concave profile; curved panel to each side; angles scrolled at base and apex. Moulded cap at apex with scrolls at angles; surmounted by bronze lion with heraldic shield. Band course to each of lower levels and at base of upper one.

Statement of Interest

A fine municipal drinking fountain, gifted by Provost Donald of Dunfermline to replace an earlier one which had fallen into disrepair.

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