Category: History

Former Location and References

The St Lawrence Jewry fountain was located just to the west of the Guildhall Yard, and south of the Guildhall itself, in the City…
The Design

A description of the fountain published in The Builder, 16 June 1866, describes the memorial as in ‘the Pointed style or architecture which prevailed…
The Iconography

The water fountain of the monument was designed as a sculpture that actively pumps water into a dish, when a metal knob was pushed.
Architects and Sculptors

John Robinson is a relatively unknown Victorian architect who, based in London, designed mainly small buildings, residences and shop fronts and interiors. He was…
Assessment of Significance

The St Lawrence fountain was, in its former place, an unlisted structure. It has substantial significance to the City as a reminder of a…