Gurney Memorial Drinking Fountain


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Statutory Address:
Gurney Memorial Drinking Fountain, Broadway E15


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Statutory Address:
Gurney Memorial Drinking Fountain, Broadway E15

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

Greater London Authority
Newham (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 38910 84347


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/12/2020

TQ 3884 6/20 STRATFORD E15 BROADWAY (north side) Gurney Memorial Drinking Fountain



Drinking Fountain 1861: J Bell. Tapering granite obelisk with pointed head on granite plinth bearing quadrant basins. Inscribed 'In Remembrance of Samuel Gurney'. Four cast-iron lamp columns with later lanterns stand on four granite plinths at each corner. Samuel Gurney (1786-1856) was a banker and philanthropist from an influential family of English Quakers who resided for most of his life just outside Stratford. He was a partner in the Norwich banking firm of Overand, Gurney & Co, which became the largest discounting house in the world. Gurney was an advocate of penal reform (the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry was his sister) and an anti-slavery campaigner. He was also a noted philanthropist, supporting educational charities and gifting money to the poor, as well as supporting local charitable initiatives.

Listing NGR: TQ3891084347


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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: 10 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06217/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Colin Carron. Source Historic England Archive
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