Victoria Fountain - 1897 - Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 57° 33.611 W 002° 37.722
30V E 522215 N 6379806
Quick Description: 1897 dated drinking fountain in the centre of the Aberdeenshire village of Aberchirder, erected for the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/12/2022 5:41:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM165N0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:

This date can be found inscribed on a drinking fountain in the centre of the village of Aberchirder in north-western Aberdeenshire, formerly Banffshire. The planned village was built from 1746 in a grid pattern, and the fountain sits on the south side of The Square on Main Street.

The fountain was erected by Provost William Auchinachie in 1897 for the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria, and it is constructed of polished Peterhead granite. The inscription is on the north side and features a crown above.

Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1897

Full Inscription (unless noted above):

Website (if available): Not listed

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