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Description: Fearon Fountain
Date Listed: 5 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189429
OS Grid Reference: SK5363219609
OS Grid Coordinates: 453632, 319609
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7714, -1.2065
SK 5319 NE MARKET PLACE
Drinking fountain, dated 1870 above north arch, restored 1981. Ashlar, with
polished Aberdeen granite columns, and late C19 cast-iron lamp above. Square-based
canopied structure on a rustic basement (raised on plain plinth dated 1981), carried
on squat columns with stylised foliage capitals, with cusped, round-headed arches,
bracketed cornice, traceried gables (north one carries shield of arms) and polished
marble basins to north and south. Lions' heads to east and west. Inscribed "Our
common mercies/loudly call/for praise to God/who gave them all". Metal plaque to
west records "The Fearon Fountain presented to the town by Archdeacon Fearon to mark
the provision of Loughborough's first public water supply in 1870. Renovated as
part of the Market Place enhancement 1981"
Listing NGR: SK5363219609
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Source: English Heritage
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