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Description: The Clock Tower
Date Listed: 17 August 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 110734
OS Grid Reference: NZ2889214485
OS Grid Coordinates: 428892, 514485
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5248, -1.5551
The Clock Tower
(Formerly listed as the
Town Steeple with
the Market Building, under
NZ 2814 SE 8/110 17.8.72.
1864 by Alfred Waterhouse. Tall, 7-stage tower of pale brick with stone bands
and dressings in Italian Gothic style. At 5th-stage on each face paired printed
arched windows, whose detached shafts have ornamental capitals, give on to decorative
cast iron balconies on heavy stone brackets. Sixth stage is of open pointed arcading.
Clock face above has octagonal corner turrets supporting spirelets around tall
slated spire with lucarnes and vane. Doorway in west face, now blocked, has mouldings
and nook shafts. Adjacent plaque: Presented to the town by Joseph Pease, 1864,
Architect Alfred F Waterhouse. On north side a 2-storey abutting building of similar
materials has had large shop windows inserted on both ground and 1st floors.
Listing NGR: NZ2889214485
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Source: English Heritage
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