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Burdett-Coutts - Victoria Park - fountain Burdett-Coutts - Victoria Park

Fountain: Burdett-Coutts - Victoria Park - fountain

Erection date: 1862

Inscription

{In heavily italicised writing across 3 sides:}
The Victoria Fountain given Anno Domini 1862 by Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts for the love of God and country.

This extravaganza in Victorian gothic with Moorish touches was designed by Darbishire and given by Burdett-Coutts. The four podgy little cherubs, all different, can be seen here. Our 2012 close-up picture shows that the fountain is a) not working and b) in a parlous state, but also that it is a delight.

Site: Burdett-Coutts - Victoria Park (2 memorials)

E9, Victoria Park

2016: We've replaced our 2012 dull and cold-looking photos with those our colleague, Alan Patient, took on his sunny visit.

In the 19th century this was the site of the East End's own Speakers' Corner.

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Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts

One of the great Victorian philanthropists who sought to rid London of its sl...

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Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts

One of the great Victorian philanthropists who sought to rid London of its sl...

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Henry Astley Darbishire

From Anatpro: English architect mostly associated with philanthropic schemes,...

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Burdett-Coutts - Victoria Park - plaque

The Burdett-Coutts Memorial Drinking Fountain Presented in 1862 Bow Heritage ...

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