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Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain

Photo credit: Lawrence Suss / Art UK

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After the Brighton Town Commissioners rejected the idea of erecting a fountain to honour the new Queen’s accession in 1837, a local surgeon, John Cordy Burrows, placed a private commission with Amon Wilds, who was responsible for much of Brighton and Hove’s finest Regency architecture. With the aid of a public subscription of £1,100, augmented by the proceeds of a night at the theatre, a concert at the Town Hall and a Grand Fancy Bazaar, the fountain was built in 1846 and unveiled to mark the Queen’s 27th birthday.


Date

1846

Medium

cast iron & Sarsen stones

Measurements

H 975 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

BN1_LS_S038

Acquisition method

commissioned by John Cordy Burrows

Work type

Water fountain, trough or pump

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

24th May 1846

Listing date

13/10/52

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

on base of basin, south side: A. H. WILDS ARCHITECT

Inscription description

plaque on south side: TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF / H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES / PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNTAIN SOCIETY / ON 25TH MAY 1995 / TO MARK THE RESTORATION OF / THE VICTORIA FOUNTAIN / WITH FUNDING BY BRIGHTON COUNCIL / AND GRANT AID FROM / ENGLISH HERITAGE; metal plaque on basin, south side: VICTORIA FOUNTAIN / RESTORED 1994 / BY DOROTHEA LTD / BUXTON DERBYSHIRE / Tel 0298 79121; granite, chequered plaque in front of base, north side: FOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL / PROMOTING THE HEALING / OF PEOPLE AND / COMMUNITIES / USING SPIRITUAL / AND EARTH ENERGIES. / FOUNDED HERE ON / ST. MICHAELS DAY 1981


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Located at

Old Steine, Brighton

BN1 1EN