Carriden Church Drinking Fountain

Location: Bo’Ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Design number 4 standing 4 feet 9inches high from Walter Macfarlane’s catalogue was manufactured by the Saracen Foundry in Glasgow featuring a single pedestal with decorative bands seated on an octagonal plinth. Rising from the basin is a bulbous form supporting a pointed finial and two consoles from which metal cups were suspended on chains.

This font is located north of the old Carriden Parish Church in part of the graveyard.




  • Console, a decorative bracket support element
  • Finial, a sculptured ornament fixed to the top of a peak, arch, gable or similar structure
  • Pedestal, an architectural support for a column or statue
  • Plinth, flat base usually projecting, upon which a pedestal, wall or column rests
  • Terminal, statue or ornament that stands on a pedestal

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