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Palmer Memorial Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5457 / 51°32'44"N

Longitude: -0.1759 / 0°10'33"W

OS Eastings: 526584

OS Northings: 184559

OS Grid: TQ265845

Mapcode National: GBR 40.P2

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.WDWW

Entry Name: Palmer Memorial Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 10 September 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477006

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

London Borough Ward: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Primrose Hill

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ2684NE COLLEGE CRESCENT
798-1/50/267 (West side)
10/09/93 Palmer Memorial Drinking Fountain

GV II

Drinking fountain and protective canopy. 1904. Presented in
memory of Samuel Palmer of North Court, Hampstead by his widow
and family through the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and
Cattle Trough Association. Pink granite with oak screens and
tiled pyramidal roof. Gazebo form in Arts and Crafts/Gothic
style. Octagonal stepped base supporting pink granite
buttressed openings, on 4 sides enclosed by oak screens with
panels having cut-out diapers to half height and then turned
balusters. Eaves with projecting beams supporting projecting
base of roof with fishscale tile bands and copper finial.
INTERIOR: with central granite column supporting a vaulted
ceiling and having projecting circular basins and remains of
original water jets. Plaque with unusual ornamental lettering
inscribed "This fountain, together with the open space on
which it is erected, was presented to the Borough of Hampstead
for the public benefit, in memory of the late Samuel Palmer,
of Northcourt, Hampstead, by his widow and family, 1904."
HISTORICAL NOTE: Samuel Palmer of Huntley and Palmer's
biscuits, Reading built his family home c1880 at 40 College
Crescent, (qv), originally known as Northcourt.


Listing NGR: TQ2658484559

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