SHAFTESBURY MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN EROS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1265625

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Statutory Address: SHAFTESBURY MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN EROS, PICCADILLY CIRCUS W1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: SHAFTESBURY MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN EROS, PICCADILLY CIRCUS W1

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29557 80644

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History

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Details

TQ 2980 NE 71/73

CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY CIRCUS, WI 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 remarkable 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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 424375

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)
'Survey of London' in Old St Pancras and Kentish Town The Parish of St Pancras Part 2: Volume 19 , , Vol. 19, (1938)

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