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Clock Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Willenhall South, Walsall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5837 / 52°35'1"N

Longitude: -2.0548 / 2°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 396386

OS Northings: 298431

OS Grid: SO963984

Mapcode National: GBR 1XL.B6

Mapcode Global: WHBG0.DBS3

Entry Name: Clock Tower

Listing Date: 31 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076375

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219117

Location: Walsall, WV13

County: Walsall

Electoral Ward/Division: Willenhall South

Built-Up Area: Willenhall

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Willenhall St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WALSALL MB MARKET PLACE
SO 9698 SW
Willenhall
12/74
Clock Tower
GV
II

Clock tower. 1892. Sandstone. Jacobean style. Square plan. Divided
into three stages by cornices. Lowest stage has drinking fountains on north
and south sides, within foliated semi-circular recesses and with projecting
semi-circular bowls. On the west side is a doorway with round head, on the
east a horse trough with an inscription above: "Erected by the Friendly
Societies of Willenhall and his fellow townsmen May 10th 1892. In memory
of Joseph Tonks". The middle stage has, on each side, a recess with two
blind arches. Below the upper cornice there is an iron lamp bracket at
each corner, now with C20 lamps. The upper stage is tapered. Set forward
on each side is a clock face with carved stone border. The stone cap of
the tower has, facing in all four directions, a carved shell motif within a
semi-circular pediment. Above is an iron weathervane.


Listing NGR: SO9638698431

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