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Latitude: 51.5328 / 51°31'58"N
Longitude: -0.1506 / 0°9'2"W
OS Eastings: 528373
OS Northings: 183168
OS Grid: TQ283831
Mapcode National: GBR B4.CP
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.BQQS
Entry Name: Drinking Fountain South East of Zoological Gardens
Listing Date: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1066376
English Heritage Legacy ID: 208837
Location: Camden, London, NW1
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: Regent's Park
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Magdalene Munster Sq.
Church of England Diocese: London
The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 July 2017.
TQ 2883 SW
REGENT'S PARK, NW1
Drinking fountain south east of Zoological Gardens
Drinking fountain. 1896. Designed by Robert Keirle, architect
to The Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough
Association. For Sir Cowasjee Jehangir. White Sicilian marble,
pink and grey Aberdeen granite. Gothic design set on octagonal
base of 2 steps.
Rectangular plinth with large D-shaped faceted basins on
paired colonnettes to each face; flanked on each face by
rectangular standing blocks for children. Rectangular fountain
with paired colonnettes at angles supporting star enriched
frieze and gabled spire with pinnacles of small spires at
angles. Crocketed gables on 3 faces contain carved busts of
the donor, the Prince Consort and Queen Victoria; the 4th once
carried a clock. Each face with enriched pointed arch on
half-length pilasters flanking the water spout set in
geometrically patterned carved marble.
HISTORICAL NOTE: known as the Parsee fountain after its
benefactor, the monument was presented as a token of gratitude
to the people of England for the protection enjoyed by him and
his countrymen under British rule in India. The fountain cost
»1,400 and was opened by Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck.
Features in the Zoological Gardens are listed in the LB of Westminster.
Listing NGR: TQ2837383168
The asset was previously listed twice also under London Borough of Camden at List entry 1272351. This entry was removed from the List on 25 July 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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