PALMER MEMORIAL DRINKING FOUNTAIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1356773
Date first listed:
10-Sep-1993
Statutory Address:
PALMER MEMORIAL DRINKING FOUNTAIN, COLLEGE CRESCENT

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Location

Statutory Address:
PALMER MEMORIAL DRINKING FOUNTAIN, COLLEGE CRESCENT

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Camden (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 26584 84559

Details

CAMDEN

TQ2684NE COLLEGE CRESCENT 798-1/50/267 (West side) 10/09/93 Palmer Memorial Drinking Fountain

GV II

Drinking fountain and protective canopy. 1904. Presented in memory of Samuel Palmer of North Court, Hampstead by his widow and family through the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. Pink granite with oak screens and tiled pyramidal roof. Gazebo form in Arts and Crafts/Gothic style. Octagonal stepped base supporting pink granite buttressed openings, on 4 sides enclosed by oak screens with panels having cut-out diapers to half height and then turned balusters. Eaves with projecting beams supporting projecting base of roof with fishscale tile bands and copper finial. INTERIOR: with central granite column supporting a vaulted ceiling and having projecting circular basins and remains of original water jets. Plaque with unusual ornamental lettering inscribed "This fountain, together with the open space on which it is erected, was presented to the Borough of Hampstead for the public benefit, in memory of the late Samuel Palmer, of Northcourt, Hampstead, by his widow and family, 1904." HISTORICAL NOTE: Samuel Palmer of Huntley and Palmer's biscuits, Reading built his family home c1880 at 40 College Crescent, (qv), originally known as Northcourt.





Listing NGR: TQ2658484559

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
477006
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 22 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13943/15
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