Description: The Clock Turret, About 180 Metres East of Avishays
Date Listed: 30 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 262137
OS Grid Reference: ST3539509193
OS Grid Coordinates: 335395, 109193
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8786, -2.9196
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CHAFFCOMBE CP WHITEMOOR HILL (West side, off)
4/10 The Clock Turret about 180
metres east of Avishavs
(Monmouth Tower on OS map). Clock tower, also known as The Castle. Probably a C19 folly. Local stone rubble, with some
flintwork, Ham stone dressings; lead sheet roofs, bell-hipped. Square plan, single-storey with turret. Plinth, string
and battlemented parapet; ogee-curved roof carries a square timber turret, recessed on corners, with similar bell-hip
roof topped with a ball finial, housing one bell;clock face an west side of turret: boarded door in simple opening on
west side of turret, and 2-light plain-mullioned rectangular-leaded windows on north and south sides having internal
vertical iron bars. Inside, a clock mechanism by Gillet and Johnson of Croydon, C20 but date not readable from outside:
interior not seen. Of considerable group value in an important C18 estate. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p124).
Listing NGR: ST3539509193
Source: English Heritage
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