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The Clock Turret, About 180 Metres East of Avishays, Chaffcombe

Description: The Clock Turret, About 180 Metres East of Avishays

Grade: II
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

Location: Whitemoor Hill, Chaffcombe, Somerset TA20 4AF

Locality: Chaffcombe
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA20 4AF

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Listing Text

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

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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