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The Clock Tower, Swanage

Description: The Clock Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108256

OS Grid Reference: SZ0378378648
OS Grid Coordinates: 403783, 78648
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6075, -1.9479

Location: Peveril Point Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2BB

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 2BB

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Listing Text

The Clock Tower
SZ 0378 4/130 26.6.52 (formerly listed as Clock Tower
near the Pier)

Built in 1854 at the southern approach to London Bridge. Designed by Arthur Ashpital
as a memorial to the Duke of Wellington. Removed and re-erected on its present site
in 1867-8 by Mowlem and Burt. Square stone structure, of 3 stages, the lower 2 stages
solid, the upper stage open, supporting an ogee-shaped cupola, (replacing a former
spire). The lowest stage has, in each face, a 2-centred arch doorway with an ogee
canopy in a square frame. The second stage, above a carved band course, has a 2-light
segmental arched window with a circular window above, under a crocketted gable. The
top stage consists of 4 piers supporting 2-centres cusped arches with ogee canopies
carrying the cupola. Double angle buttresses with gabled crocketted tops.

Listing NGR: SZ0378378648

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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