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Description: Clock Tower War Memorial
Date Listed: 15 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236725
OS Grid Reference: NU2665904616
OS Grid Coordinates: 426659, 604616
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3349, -1.5813
AMBLE QUEEN STREET
13/57 Clock Tower
Clock Tower as World War I memorial, 1925 by Will Burton, council surveyor.
Squared stone with ashlar dressings; white marble panels with leaded
inscriptions, wrought-iron dwarf rails. Slender square three-stage tower.
Three-stepped base carries tower with angle pilasters, stepped-and-chamfered
plinth and moulded strings. Dwarf rails with knob-topped twist standards
and twist rails link front faces of pilasters. Lower stage: north face has
twin panels in recessed chamfered surrounds, 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF AMBLE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918' and 'THE
SITE FOR THIS MEMORIAL WAS GIVEN BY E.M. LAWSON-SMITH ESQ IN MEMORY OF HIS
TWO SONS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR', with inserted World War II plaque below;
side faces have panels with names of fallen; boarded door to rear. Second
stage has tall slatted square-headed openings and top stage clockfaces in
keyed surrounds. Parapet has moulded coping and square pyramid-topped finials
Unveiled Saturday May 9th 1925.
Listing NGR: NU2665904616
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Source: English Heritage
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