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Clock Tower at Whitecroft Hospital, Newport

Description: Clock Tower at Whitecroft Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 309790

OS Grid Reference: SZ4956686077
OS Grid Coordinates: 449566, 86077
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6723, -1.2999

Location: Sandy Lane, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight PO30 3DW

Locality: Newport
County: Isle of Wight
Country: England
Postcode: PO30 3DW

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Listing Text

Clock Tower at
SZ 48 NE
Whitecroft Hospital


Combined water tower and clock tower. Built 1898 - 1902 for the Whitecroft hospital,
a mental hospital. Style appears to be inspired by Lombardic campanile with Flemish
detailing to clock tower. Built of red brick with leaded roof. Water tower is
rectangular, of 6 storeys with one side slightly larger than the other. Top storey
holding the water tank has stone dentil cornice projecting some 500 mm from the
face of the building, 3 lancets with round-headed arches linked by drip moulding
and projecting stone band. Lower floors have randomly spaced metal casements with
stone lintels. Hipped lead roof to water tower from which rises in the centre a
square brick clock tower with stone cornice, brick pilasters, clock face and ogee
shaped leaded roof with 4 projecting vents in the style of curved pedimented dormers
the whole surmounted by iron weathervane. A prominent landmark.

Listing NGR: SZ4956686077

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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