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Drinking Fountain, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Drinking Fountain

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304411

OS Grid Reference: NZ2476464155
OS Grid Coordinates: 424764, 564155
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9714, -1.6147

Location: 8 Bigg Market, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1UW

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 1UW

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Listing Text


20/614 Drinking fountain


Drinking fountain. Dated 1894; resited from St. Nicholas Square in early C20.
Erected by the Band of Hope Union in memory of J. H. Rutherford. Sandstone
steps; red sandstone fountain with pink granite basin. Octagonal. Renaissance
style. Panelled plinth supports nosed octagonal basin with moulded, fluted
pedestal to tall central column. Taps, fittings removed, in pedimented panels
with inscription on entablature. Inscriptions JHR and WATER IS BEST on shields
in panels.

Listing NGR: NZ2476464155

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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