Drinking Fountain on north west corner, Lincoln's Inn Fields - Camden

Stone gabled drinking fountain with a semi-circular basin on a half pedestal. Erected in 1861, restored circa 1992, and inscribed "The Fear of the Lord is a Fountain of Life". An early public drinking fountain erected at the time when the St Giles's parish wells were polluted and when Lincoln's Inn Fields was being restored and renovated. The fountain is not functioning and has a plaque and rear maintenance panel missing. The Local Authority is working towards a repair scheme.

Drinking Fountain on north west corner, Lincoln's Inn Fields - Camden
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: GOTHIC DRINKING FOUNTAIN ON NORTH WEST CORNER
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1379337
  • Local Planning Authority: Camden
  • Site Type: Health and welfare

Location

  • Building Name: Drinking Fountain on north west corner
  • Street Name: LINCOLNS INN FIELDS
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Camden
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Holborn and St. Pancras
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II, CA

Contact Details

Alan Wito 020 7974 6392

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England