List number: 1319905
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 5217
Grid ref: NZ2476464155

Rutherford Memorial Fountain, Bigg Market


The distinctive red sandstone drinking fountain is located at the top of the Bigg Market in Newcastle. It was built by the Band of Hope Union in memory of John Hunter Rutherford, the preacher and educationalist. The fountain was originally located in St. Nicholas Square and was unveiled 12th September 1894 by Joseph Cowen. The fountain was moved to the Bigg Market in 1901. The fountain is Grade II listed.

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038952:Bigg Market Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1947

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Bigg Market Drinking Fountain

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Newcastle Walk: Rutherford Memorial, with 28 Bigg Market behind

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Rutherford Memorial, Bigg Market

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Tyne and Wear HER(5217): Newcastle, Bigg Market, Rutherford Memorial Fountain
- "Drinking fountain. Dated 1894; resited from St. Nicholas Square in early 20th century. Erected by the Band of Hope Union in memory of J.H. Rutherford. Sandstone steps, red sandstone ...

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DRINKING FOUNTAIN - Bigg Market - List Entry
- "Drinking fountain. Dated 1894; resited from St. Nicholas Square in early C20. Erected by the Band of Hope Union in memory of J. H. Rutherford. Sandstone steps; red sandstone fountain ...

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Terra Cotta Monument

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John Hunter Rutherford (1826-1890)
- Dr. John Hunter Rutherford (1826-1890) was an evangelical preacher. He established Bath Lane School in Newcastle, founded on 29th June 1870. He also established the School of Science and Art ...
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Memorial Fountain to J.H. Rutherford
- "....Incised around frieze at top, Roman lettering: ERECTED BY THE BAND OF HOPE UNION IN MEMORY OF DR J.H. RUTHERFORD 1894 Incised on bottom of south face of plinth ...

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St Nicholas' Square, Newcastle
- Overview Map Street View St Nicholas' Square is located in the centre of Newcastle off Mosley Street and St Nicholas' Street. It is most notable as the location of St ...

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