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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BARONESS BURDETT COUTTS DRINKING FOUNTAIN

List entry Number: 1235552

Location

BARONESS BURDETT COUTTS DRINKING FOUNTAIN, VICTORIA PARK E9

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityTower HamletsLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 426299

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788/33/10186 VICTORIA PARK E9 04-FEB-1985 BARONESS BURDETT COUTTS DRINKING FOUNTAIN

II*

Also Known As: VICTORIA FOUNTAIN, VICTORIA PARK E9 Also called Victoria Fountain. 1862 by H A Darbyshire. Elaborate Victorian gothic with Moorish touches. The building consists of a solid octagonal central chamber surrounded by an octagonal rib-vaulted arcade, the whole resting on a wide plinth of the same shape with a flight of steps in each face. Dressed sandstone with inlays and features of polished stones. Ogee pointed roof of shaped slates has clock faces alternating with small windows: and vane finial. Ornamental corbel table below blocking course has inlaid polychrome patterns below and cusped round openings flanking arcade arches. These are pointed, with roll and floral mouldings, and rest on pentagonal piers whose concave inner face holds a vaulting shaft. On alternate faces of core chamber, shallow shell-headed inches hold heroic sized marble boys on dolphins who pour water from urns into wide granite basins. Small door in western face with inscription over: THE VICTORIAN FOUNTAIN.

Selected Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 36056 83840

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