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North Street and Market Street, Jubilee Fountain

A Category C Listed Building in Bo'Ness, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0177 / 56°1'3"N

Longitude: -3.6076 / 3°36'27"W

OS Eastings: 299886

OS Northings: 681702

OS Grid: NS998817

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.SZFF

Mapcode Global: WH5R2.K0BK

Entry Name: North Street and Market Street, Jubilee Fountain

Listing Date: 31 March 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397305

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49707

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bo'Ness

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Description

1887. 3-stage drinking fountain, granite with decorative cast-iron lamp. Square base incised with wording 'THE GIFT OF JAMES ALLAN 1887' giving way to pedestal with bronze relief bust of Queen Victoria to N; semicircular contrasting stone trough and bronze lion head to E and W; bronze Bo'Ness coat of arms 'SINE METU' to S. Slightly set-back 3rd stage with blocked segmental-headed opening to each face, that to N surmounted with incised wording 'JUBILEE DRINKING FOUNTAIN', and tapering polygonal cap surmounted by cast-iron shaft and 4-light decorative lamp.

Statement of Interest

Erected near the site of the Old Cross Well, also known as St John's Well. In 1818 a new cistern and well had been installed, at a cost of £38 9s 4d, by the New Shotts Iron Company, this was replaced by the Jubilee Fountain.

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