Ross Fountain

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The Ross Fountain is a cast iron structure located in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. It was installed in 1872.

View from West Princes Street looking towards Edinburgh Castle

History[edit]

It was produced at the iron foundry of Antoine Durenne in Sommevoire, France.[1] It was an exhibit at the Great Exhibition of 1862.[2] It was purchased by gunmaker Daniel Ross in 1862 for £2,000 and subsequently gifted to the city of Edinburgh. It was transported to Leith in 1869 in 122 pieces.[3] It was installed in current position in 1872. It had some extensive restoration work completed in 2001.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Other monuments: Ross Fountain". Edinburgh City Council. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Holden, John-Paul (15 October 2014). "£1.5m bid to save iconic Ross Fountain". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b McLean, David (14 October 2013). "Lost Edinburgh: The Ross Fountain". The Scotsman. Retrieved 15 November 2015.