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The Clock Tower, Darlington

Description: The Clock Tower

Grade: II
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

Location: 4 W Row, Darlington DL3 7LU

Locality: Darlington
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL3 7LU

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Listing Text

The Clock Tower
(Formerly listed as the
Town Steeple with
the Market Building, under
Market Place)
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

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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