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Description: Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain
Date Listed: 14 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 310249
OS Grid Reference: SZ5862581351
OS Grid Coordinates: 458625, 81351
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6289, -1.1725
SZ5881 THE ESPLANADE
1352-0/8/189 Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain
Clock tower and drinking fountain. Probably a Jubilee memorial
of 1887 or 1897, but inscription now illegible. Built of Isle
of Wight stone ashlar with metal clock face and painted lead
on cast iron roof. Square tower of 3 stages on base of 3 stone
steps. 1st stage has small round-headed opening with gabled
canopy above on north face (to service clock) and cast iron
drinking fountain on south face with semi-circular bowl and
round-headed panel behind with inscription "Keep the Pavement
dry" and representation of 2 doves, the whole having gabled
canopy above. Narrower second stage divided by moulded bands
with chamfered corners and carved stone corbels to top. Third
stage has a clock face on all sides set into sunk panels.
Pyramidal roof surmounted by spire with weathervane and
trefoliated bell opening on pillars with quatrefoil piercing
Listing NGR: SZ5862581351
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Source: English Heritage
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