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Glasgow, Kelvingrove Park, Stewart Memorial Fountain

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), Fountain (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Kelvingrove Park, Stewart Memorial Fountain

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), Fountain (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Lord Provost Stewart Fountain

Canmore ID 165209

Site Number NS56NE 1511

NGR NS 57184 66235

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/165209

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Architecture Notes

NMRS Notes:

Glasgow, Kelvingrove Park, Stewart Memorial Fountain.

Architect: Campbell Douglas and Sellars, 1872.

Sculptor: John Mossman.

Restored, 1988, by Page and Park.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

French Gothic, in style of William Burges. Commemorates Lord Provost Stewart, main devisor of the city's water supply.

C McKean, D Walker, F A Walker 1999.

This memorial fountain was erected in 1871 in Kelvingrove Park to acknowledge the services of Mr Robert Stewart of Murdostoun, who held office as Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1851-54 and was appointed Convenor of the first Water Committee until his retirement in November 1856 (Muylle Id=434).

Information from Jelle Muylle, engineer carrying out survey of sites and structures of the Glasgow Corporation Loch Katrine Waterworks scheme for RCAHMS, Historic Scotland funded, January 2008.

The Stewart Memorial Fountain was recorded by the Threatened Building Survey in August 2009 and again in February 2010, to document restoration works carried out by Glasgow City Council. Further information on the history of the fountain and the associated sculpture can be found on the Stewart Memorial Fountain page of the Glasgow - City of Sculpture website (www.glasgowsculpture.com).

Information from RCAHMS (IA), March 2010.

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