NZ3769 : The Scott Cock Fountain

near to Tynemouth, North Tyneside, Great Britain

The Scott Cock Fountain
The Scott Cock Fountain
Situated in the heart of Tynemouth, built in 1861 and restored in 1999
In an article published 21 December 1861. The village of Tynemouth, in the county of Northumberland, can boast, through the munificence of Mr. William Scott, of London, of one of the handsomest clock towers and drinking fountains in the provinces. The tower, which is a beautiful specimen of the Venetian Gothic style of architecture, was erected from the designs of Messer's. Oliver and Lamb, architects, Newcastle upon Tyne, selected in competition as the best out of twenty designs, many of them of more than ordinary merit. The structure is erected at the east end of Front Street and combines a clock tower, fountains, marine barometer and thermometer. Mr.Beall, sculptor of Newcastle, executed the carving on the fountain. Mr. Lawson was the contractor for the excellence of the work throughout.
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Sunday, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 24 February, 2012
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Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts 
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Tynemouth 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 371 693 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.0608N 1:25.2792W
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