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Glasgow, Govan Cross, Drinking Fountain

Fountain (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Govan Cross, Drinking Fountain

Classification Fountain (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) John Aitken Memorial Drinking Fountain

Canmore ID 168477

Site Number NS56NE 1969

NGR NS 55458 65736

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

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John Aitken Memorial Drinking Fountain, Govan Cross, 1884, Cruickshank & Co., Denny Iron Works

Cast-iron drinking fountain of a boy on a rock, in an upturned dish. Cast-iron fish-scale dome roofed canopy, on hexagonal arcade, embellished with inward-facing mythological beasts, carrying plaques of the Arms of Govan and of Masonic and Oddfellow symbols. Dedicated to John Aitken, a local doctor who became the Burgh Medical Officer of Health.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press


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