Old drinking fountain, Renton :: Shared Description

One of two drinking fountains presented in 1886 by Alexander Wylie of Cordale (in Renton) to the Local Authority of Cardross Parish to commemorate the opening of the Renton Water Works (see Carman Reservoir Link for details). This drinking fountain originally stood beside Renton Primary School (the other, now long gone, stood at the top of Stirling Street). It has lost its original finial, and does not bear a manufacturer's name, but it is by Walter Macfarlane & Co., of the Saracen Foundry; its design was listed as "cast iron drinking fountain number 8" in their catalogue. See LinkExternal link (at Memorial Drinking Fountains) for a very useful detailed description of the structure and its symbolism.
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NS3878 : Old drinking fountain: detail by Lairich Rig
NS3878 : Old drinking fountain, Renton by Lairich Rig
NS3878 : Old drinking fountain: detail by Lairich Rig
NS3878 : Old drinking fountain, Renton by Lairich Rig


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Created: Tue, 11 Oct 2016, Updated: Wed, 31 May 2017

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