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The Former Watch and Clock Fusee Chain Factory, Christchurch

Description: The Former Watch and Clock Fusee Chain Factory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101398

OS Grid Reference: SZ1560692982
OS Grid Coordinates: 415606, 92982
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7362, -1.7802

Location: Magistrates Court, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1QL

Locality: Christchurch
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 1QL

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Listing Text

1. (South West Side)
The former Watch and
Clock Fusee Chain Factory
SZ 1592 1/66
SZ 1592 1A/66


1845. Founded and built by William Hart. In use for the manufacture of Watch
and Clock chains until 1899. Christchurch was the most important centre for
this industry which was also carried on in the workhouse and as a domestic or
cottage industry. Red brick with grey headers. Slate root. 2 storeys.
North-east or entrance facade has plaque giving ante in gable end, 2 windows and
vehicle doors below. North-west, or side, elevation has 7 bays with brick
pilasters between. Slate hinging above windows which are mostly of 3 lights each,
those of ground floor with cambered arches. All with glazing bars. South-west
end facade rendered.

The Priory Garage, the former Watch and Clock Fusee Chain Factory and
Nos 22 and 24 form a group of which the Priory Garage is a building of
local interest.

Listing NGR: SZ1560692982

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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