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Carillon Tower, Loughborough

Description: Carillon Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189449

OS Grid Reference: SK5336419377
OS Grid Coordinates: 453364, 319377
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7694, -1.2105

Location: Browns Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3BJ

Locality: Loughborough
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE11 3BJ

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Listing Text

Carillon Tower


War Memorial Tower, 1922-3 by Walter Tapper. Portland stone basement, brick tower
with Portland stone dressings, copper bell-storey and lantern. Classical style.
Double doors to west open into ground floor museum room, lit in each face by a
square-headed window and above, a round-headed window with lugged architrave and
keystone, and leaded panes. Above this a similar window, then an oculus, then a
small round-headed opening. Unobtrusive, rectangular windows in the north face
light the staircase in the north-east corner. Small square recesses scattered
throughout brickwork. Arcaded and balustraded bell-storey carrying octagonal
parapet and lantern, surmounted by ball and cross. Inscribed above entrance, "This
tower was erected in grateful memory of the men of Loughborough who gave their lives
for freedom in the Great War 1914-1918". Bronze plaques recessed in basement to
east and west record names of the dead and, added to south, those who died in World
War II. Square, paved and balustraded enclosure, with wide openings on each side.

Listing NGR: SK5336419377

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Source: English Heritage

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