Drinking Fountain, Stepney Green E1 - Tower Hamlets

Red and grey granite drinking fountain with a large red bowl, trefoil headed plaques and a small truncated spire. Erected in 1884 at Rutland Street School (now demolished) in memory of Leonard Montefiore, East End philanthropist, and moved to its current location in 1939. The fountain is not functioning and has missing architectural details from the top of the spire. The Local Authority is working towards a repair scheme.

Drinking Fountain, Stepney Green E1 - Tower Hamlets
© London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: DRINKING FOUNTAIN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1065062
  • Local Planning Authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Site Type: Health and welfare


  • Building Name: Drinking Fountain
  • Postcode: E1
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bethnal Green and Bow
  • 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, CA

Contact Details

Andrew Hargreaves (LPA) 020 7364 5576

Next steps

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