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Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6289 / 50°37'44"N

Longitude: -1.1725 / 1°10'20"W

OS Eastings: 458625

OS Northings: 81351

OS Grid: SZ586813

Mapcode National: GBR 9DS.JCH

Mapcode Global: FRA 87FD.WK1

Entry Name: Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 14 February 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 310249

Location: Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Shanklin

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Shanklin St Saviour-on-the-Cliff

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

SHANKLIN
SZ5881 THE ESPLANADE
1352-0/8/189 Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain
II

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
above.


Listing NGR: SZ5862581351

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