DRINKING FOUNTAIN SOUTH EAST OF ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1066376
Date first listed:
05-Feb-1970
Statutory Address:
DRINKING FOUNTAIN SOUTH EAST OF ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, BROAD WALK NW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
DRINKING FOUNTAIN SOUTH EAST OF ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, BROAD WALK NW1

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Camden (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ2837383168

Details

The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 July 2017.

TQ 2883 SW



REGENT'S PARK, NW1 BROAD WALK

Drinking fountain south east of Zoological Gardens

5.2.70

GV II

Drinking fountain. 1896. Designed by Robert Keirle, architect to The Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. For Sir Cowasjee Jehangir. White Sicilian marble, pink and grey Aberdeen granite. Gothic design set on octagonal base of 2 steps. Rectangular plinth with large D-shaped faceted basins on paired colonnettes to each face; flanked on each face by rectangular standing blocks for children. Rectangular fountain with paired colonnettes at angles supporting star enriched frieze and gabled spire with pinnacles of small spires at angles. Crocketed gables on 3 faces contain carved busts of the donor, the Prince Consort and Queen Victoria; the 4th once carried a clock. Each face with enriched pointed arch on half-length pilasters flanking the water spout set in geometrically patterned carved marble. HISTORICAL NOTE: known as the Parsee fountain after its benefactor, the monument was presented as a token of gratitude to the people of England for the protection enjoyed by him and his countrymen under British rule in India. The fountain cost »1,400 and was opened by Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck. Features in the Zoological Gardens are listed in the LB of Westminster.



Listing NGR: TQ2837383168

The asset was previously listed twice also under London Borough of Camden at List entry 1272351. This entry was removed from the List on 25 July 2017.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
208837
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

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