2012

NZ3769 : The Scott Cock Fountain

taken 12 years ago, near to Tynemouth, North Tyneside, England

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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Geographical Context: Lowlands Historic sites and artefacts Place: Tynemouth other tags: Drinking Fountains Clock Towers Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NZ3769, 536 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Christine Westerback   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 February, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 371 693 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.0608N 1:25.2792W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 371 693
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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