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Lord Riddell - fountain Royal Free Hospital

Fountain: Lord Riddell - fountain

Erection date: 1931


{ Around rim in two circuits:}:
1931: This fountain has been erected and the courtyard beautified by the Honorary Treasurer Sir Albert Levy who has also endowed a fund for their maintenance as a permanent memorial of thanksgiving for the restoration to health of the President of the hospital the Rt. Hon. Lord Riddell.

A cherub stands atop the fountain clutching a dolphin which appears capable of spouting water but was not obliging on our visit.

This fountain was removed in 1938 and kept in storage until August 1994, when it was reinstated by the Eastman Dental Hospital.

Site: Royal Free Hospital (3 memorials)

WC1, Gray's Inn Road, Royal Free Hospital

What luck that a dental hospital should be housed in a building sporting dentile cornicing! There is a lot of history about this building and institute at UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

A caretaker told us these buildings used to be a barracks - there was a ramp for the horses to access the basement and posts to which they were tied still exist down there. He also said it is scheduled for redevelopment. We confirm that in 1842-4 the Royal Free Hospital moved here into ex-Army Barracks - see the splendid Lost Hospitals for more information and photographs.

The development plaque is in the entrance passage. The fountain and Sussex wing memorial are in the courtyard.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Lord Riddell - fountain

Information Subjects commemorated

Baron George Allardice Riddell

Newspaper proprietor, The News of the World in particular.  Chairman of the R...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Lord Riddell - fountain

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Sir Albert Levy

Founder of the Ardath Tobacco Company.  Honorary Treasurer at the Royal Free ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Lord Riddell - fountain

Information Also at this site

Royal Free Hospital - development

The spelling of "honor" is not a mistake on our part.

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Royal Free Hospital - Sussex wing

The Duke of Sussex had died just 3 years before this plaque was erected. We ...

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