NS2876 : The Lyle Fountain

taken 4 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

The Lyle Fountain
The Lyle Fountain
In Cathcart Square. The following information is from the Discover Inverclyde web site LinkExternal link .

The ornate Lyle central fountain was gifted to the Town by Provost Abram Lyle in 1880, it was designed by Mr F.A. Scudamore of Coventry.

Bronze shields which bear the crests of Ardgowan and Cartsburn families and 16 other prominent families of Greenock can be seen above the fountain. Abram Lyle was a successful business man born in Greenock 1820 and was a partner in the largest shipping fleet in Greenock, transporting sugar from West Indies. With four business partners Lyle bought the Glebe Sugar refinery in 1865. He was Provost from 1876 - 1879.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2800 7613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8399N 4:45.3587W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2799 7612
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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