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Latitude: 57.0505 / 57°3'1"N
Longitude: -3.0455 / 3°2'43"W
OS Eastings: 336673
OS Northings: 795974
OS Grid: NO366959
Mapcode National: GBR WF.9XHX
Mapcode Global: WH7NL.611V
Entry Name: Corner of Braemar Road and Invercauld Road, Commemorative Fountain
Listing Date: 14 November 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 399161
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50646
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
1898. Decorative classical-inspired memorial fountain with prominent position in streetscape and distinctive contrasting pink and grey polished granite. Tiered square-plan plinth with corner pilasters and pediment detail with 4 columns above flanking urn; surmounted by oversized dome with fleur-de-lis incised detailing and crown finial. 2 urn shaped water bowls to N and S sides. Carved inscription to side. (see Notes).
Prominent decorative fountain, in arresting colours, situated on corner of main road into Ballater and contributing positively to the streetscape. Inscription reads '1898, erected by the Police Commissioners of Ballater with funds raised by public subscription to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's Reign and the fiftieth year of her residence at Balmoral.' This is one of a series of local memorials celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee year and is of particular interest because of Queen Victoria's association with the area, following regular visits to Balmoral. The memorial was moved to its present site in 1927.
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