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Clock Tower, Airmyn

Description: Clock Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 164862

OS Grid Reference: SE7249725530
OS Grid Coordinates: 472497, 425530
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7212, -0.9028

Location: High Street, Airmyn, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 8LF

Locality: Airmyn
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 8LF

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Listing Text

SE 72 NW
(west side)
1/101 Clock Tower
Clock tower. 1866-8 by H J Lockwood of Bradford for George Percy, second
Earl of Beverley. Banded yellow and pink sandstone, painted timber shafts
to second stage, Welsh slate roof. Gothic Revival style. Square on plan,
stands on riverbank at corner of main street. 3 stages. First stage:
chamfered plinth, angle buttresses with offsets and gabled coping with
kneeling angels holding shields. Entrance to east side has 3 stone steps to
pointed moulded arch with shafted responds beneath elaborate crocketed
gabled hoodmould with finial; 2-fold board doors with ornate wrought-iron
strapwork. South side bears inscription:
Second stage: angle-shafts with foliate capitals; pair of pointed lighting
slits to south and east sides, one to south blind, others glazed. Foliate
corbel-table. Top stage has pairs of angle shafts with moulded capitals
flanking large recessed pointed panels with moulded surrounds containing
central circular openings, those to south and east with clockfaces, that to
north with C20 window, that to west boarded-up; gables above have pierced
quatrefoils and crocketed coping. 4-sided spire has decorative slates,
wrought-iron finial and half-hipped lucarnes with shafted trefoiled openings
and slatted louvres. Interior: ladder of built-in iron rungs provides
access to top stage and spire; clock and chimes in working order. Built to
commemorate the Earl becoming the Duke of Northumberland in 1865; started
1866 and completed 2 years later. D Galloway, Airmyn In Days Gone By, Vol
1, 1984, pp 12-13; ibid, Vol 2, 1985, pp 15-18.

Listing NGR: SE7249725530

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Source: English Heritage

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