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Description: Clock Tower
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 320205
OS Grid Reference: ST8124732362
OS Grid Coordinates: 381247, 132362
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0903, -2.2691
ST 8032-8132 MERE THE SQUARE
6/76 Clock Tower
Clock tower. Dated 1868. Rock faced limestone, ashlar dressings, Welsh slate
roof, wooden turret and ventilating louvre. Square plan with one offset
diagonal buttress, pyramidal roof broached to octagonal stage with clock on two
faces, further small slated pyramid to louvred crowning feature with weather-
cock. Plain plank doors to moulded arch in east front with drip to leaf stops
under panel 'Albert Edward 1868' and the Prince of Wales feathers. Blind lancet
north and south, leaded glazed to west; corbel table cornice to main roof.
Small gabled lucarne each face of roof slope. Holds an important position in
centre of former market place, on the site occupied by the Market House until
1863. The present clock tower was given to the town by H.R.H. the Prince of
Listing NGR: ST8124732362
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Source: English Heritage
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