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St Lawrence and Mary Magdalene Drinking Fountain
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The fountain in 2014, with St Paul's Cathedral visible behind it
Artist John Robinson
Year 1866 (1866)
Medium Bronze
Location Carter Lane Gardens, London
Coordinates 51°30′47″N 0°05′50″W / 51.51293°N 0.09735°W / 51.51293; -0.09735Coordinates: 51°30′47″N 0°05′50″W / 51.51293°N 0.09735°W / 51.51293; -0.09735


The St Lawrence and Mary Magdalene Drinking Fountain is a drinking fountain on the eastern side of Carter Lane Gardens near St Paul's Cathedral in London, United Kingdom.

Design

The fountain was designed by architect John Robinson. It features bronze sculpture by artist Joseph Durham. Statuary on it depicts St Lawrence and St Mary Magdalene.

History

The fountain was originally installed in 1866 outside the Church of St Lawrence Jewry. It was dismantled into 150 pieces in the 1970s and put into a city vault for fifteen years, then stored in a barn at a farm in Epping. The pieces were sent to a foundry in Chichester for reassembly in 2009. It was moved to the current location in 2010.

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