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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: SHAFTESBURY MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN, EROS

List entry Number: 1265625

Location

SHAFTESBURY MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN, EROS, PICCADILLY CIRCUS W1

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 424375

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TQ 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY CIRCUS, Wl 71/73 Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain "Eros" 24.2.58 GV I Memorial Fountain. 1892-93 by Alfred Gilbert commemorating the philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury. Bronze octagonal fountain on stepped platform surmounted by winged archer in aluminium representing the Angel of Christian Charity but always popularly identified as Eros. The sculpture of the fountain itself is of remark- able naturalistic proto-Art Nouveau invention, hence Pevsner's quotation "fishes of all kinds, and every class of molluscous and crustacean life, the crab, the lobster and such like". Survey of London; Vol XIX. London Volume 1 N Pevsner

Listing NGR: TQ2955780644

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Old St Pancras and Kentish Town The Parish of St Pancras Part 2: Volume 19 - Date: 1938 - Journal Title: Survey of London - Volume: 19
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Cherry, B - Title: The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster - Date: 1973

National Grid Reference: TQ 29557 80644

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