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08 February 2014

1898 – Proposed Fountain, Queens Park, Burnley, Lancashire

Architect: J.W. Boyd The Park is Grade 2 listed by English Heritage, and the fountain still exists today. “In the competition held recently, this design was placed first in order of merit. It...

12 April 2010

1887 – Drinking Fountain & Clock Tower, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire

Architect: Jethro A Cossins The combined clock tower and fountain, standing in the centre of Rother market, was presented to the town in 1887, by George W. Childs, of Philadelphia to celebrate Queen...

27 January 2010

1900 – Queen Victoria Fountain, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Erected in Dún Laoghaire in 1900 to commemorate the visit to Ireland of Queen Victoria, and seriously damaged in the 1980s, this fountain was recently restored. The fountain was one of a large...

19 January 2010

1385 – Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Bavaria

The Schöner Brunnen or “Beautiful Fountain” was erected around 1385 but was replaced by a replica in the early 20th century. It has a sixty-two foot spire set into an octagonal pool. The...

26 October 2009

1881 – Whyte Melville Memorial Fountain, St. Andrews, Scotland

Architect: Robert W. Edis Sculpture by Thomas Earp, medallions by J.E. Boehm 1880. Public fountain, memorial to Major George Whyte Melville (1821-78), soldier and novelist. Of Red Dumfriesshire ashlar with Dalbeattie granite. Circular...

30 September 2009

1876 – Rossmore Memorial, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Architect: E.J. Tarver The Rossmore Memorial in the Diamond was possibly designed by E.J. Tarver as a memorial to the 4th Baron Rossmore who died after a hunting accident at Windsor Castle in...

24 September 2009

1885 – Thomas Thompson Memorial Fountain, Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie Thomas Thompson, a navel surgeon distinguished in the Napoleonic Wars, was appalled by the conditions in Belfast during the Great Famine. Even though the failure of the potato crop...

26 June 2009

1885 – Memorial Fountain to The Earl of Sandwich, Huntingdonshire

Architect: Robert W. Edis Perspective View including Working Detail, Elevations, Sections as published in The Building News, November 20th 1885.

24 June 2009

1879 – Public Fountain, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Architect: W. Galsworthy Davie Illustration showing plans, sections & details and published in The Building News, January 10th 1879. “Th« design which we illustrate is by Mr. W. Galsworthy Davie, architect, and was...