Lindley Clock Tower, Kirklees
Description: Lindley Clock Tower
Date Listed: 12 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 340126
OS Grid Reference: SE1188018051
OS Grid Coordinates: 411880, 418051
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6588, -1.8217
Location: Lidget Street, Huddersfield, Kirklees HD3 3JB
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Lindley Clock Tower
SE 1118 20/20 12.9.73.
1900-2. Architect: Edgar Wood. Sculpture and copper roof by T Stirling Lee.
Ashlar. Square plan. Octagonal copper pagoda roof. Diagonal corner buttresses
bearing figures of angels near top, carried up to form pinnacles, gargoyles
at eaves. Side staircase turret. One clock on each face. Arcade below eaves.
Street facade has centre door with lintel ramped upwards to central sculpted
figure: smaller figures at sides, and inscription above door reading "This
tower was erected by James Nield Sykes Esq JP of Field Head, Lindley, for the
benefit of his native village in 1902." Steps. Above door sculpted figure
under and small paired windows either side with art nouveau tracery. Balcony
corbelled out below clock. Edgar Wood was married to a Sykes. The clock tower
is one of his most important works.
Listing NGR: SE1188018051
Source: English Heritage
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