Bryanston Square

LocationAt the south end of Bryanston Square.
InscriptionERECTED BY THE FRIENDS
OF
WILLIAM PITT BYRNE, ESQ, M.A.,
AFTER A DESIGN BY HIS WIDOW
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF THE RARE COMBINATION OF ESTIMABLE QUALITIES
WHICH IN LIFE HIS MODESTY CONCEALED.
TO
HIS STRICT INTEGRITY, POLITICAL CONSISTENCY, NOBLE
DISINTERESTEDNESS,
AND UNIFORM DETERMINATION
TO VINDICATE THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM,
MAY BE ASCRIBED HIS SUCCESS
AS
PROPRIETOR OF THE MORNING POST,
IN MAINTAINING THE ELEVATED TONE
IT HAD ATTAINED UNDER HIS FATHER.
HIS ACQUIREMENTS IN CLASSICAL AND GENERAL LITERATURE,
HIS LOVE OF SCIENCE AND ART, HIS PROFICIENCY IN MUSIC,
AND THE COUNTERNANCE BY WHICH HE PROMOTED THEIR
CULTIVATION,
WERE NOT LESS ATTRACTIVE THAN
HIS SINGLENESS OF HEART, FORGIVING TEMPER,
GENEROUS APPRECIATION OF OTHERS,
UNOBSTRUSTIVE PIETY, AND PRACTICAL CHARITY,
RENDERING THIS REFRESHING FOUNTAIN
A SUITABLE MEMORIAL
OF HIS WORTH.
MDFCTA number0180
Type and sizeSpecial fountain, marble
Original locationByranston Square, Marylebone
Date erected?1862
CommentsMr Pitt Byrne memorial. Cost 50.0.0. Erected in memory of William Pitt Byrne of the Morning Post. Cost defrayed by public subscription. For a long time the fountain was not in use and the structure only stood as a memorial.