History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Mercer Memorial Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Harwood, Lancashire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 53.7856 / 53°47'8"N

Longitude: -2.4081 / 2°24'29"W

OS Eastings: 373205

OS Northings: 432218

OS Grid: SD732322

Mapcode National: GBR CSMN.FQ

Mapcode Global: WH96W.Z3FQ

Entry Name: Mercer Memorial Tower

Listing Date: 9 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183883

Location: Hyndburn, Lancashire, BB6

County: Lancashire

District: Hyndburn

Town: Hyndburn

Electoral Ward/Division: Netherton

Built-Up Area: Great Harwood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Great Harwood St Bartholomew and St John

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

Find accommodation in
Great Harwood

Listing Text

SD 73 SW
2/80 Mercer Memorial Tower

Memorial Clock Tower, 1903, to John Mercer (1791-1866: industrial
chemist, inventor of "mercerisation"), by A.H. Dunkin (Surveyor to Urban
District Council); clock by William Potts & Sons of Leeds. Sandstone
ashlar with red Scotch granite shafts and colonnettes, copper-clad dome.
Free Baroque style. Square base carrying a 2-stage domed turret. Open
base of 4 rounded arches with shafts and keystones, the corners clasped
by banded Ionic pilasters, has lettered tablets over the archies, a moulded
cornice, and a balustrade with large finials at the corners. Turret has
tall 1st stage with pilastered diagonal corners and tall narrow windows
with Gibbs surrounds; short 2nd stage has 4 clock faces, paired colonnettes
at the corners, prominent octagonal cornice, and a copper-clad dome with
louvres at the angles and a finial. (History: Louie Pollard Great
Harwood Gleanings pp. 117-8).

Listing NGR: SD7320532218

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.