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Latitude: 51.4847 / 51°29'4"N
Longitude: 0.2308 / 0°13'50"E
OS Eastings: 554990
OS Northings: 178552
OS Grid: TQ549785
Mapcode National: GBR VF.2WB
Mapcode Global: VHHNM.YYD6
Entry Name: Clock Tower and Attached Walls
Listing Date: 10 November 1981
Last Amended: 17 April 2009
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1111651
English Heritage Legacy ID: 119623
Location: Thurrock, RM19
Electoral Ward/Division: West Thurrock and South Stifford
Built-Up Area: Grays
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Mardyke
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
977/9/8 MULBERRY DRIVE
Clock Tower and attached walls
(Formerly listed as:
Gateway and attached walls. c1760s, to the designs of James Gabriel Montresor, Royal Engineer. Flemish bond brown brick with slate roof. Lower stage with segmental-headed arch in each face, with stone keys and impost courses; deep stone band over with square panelled brick stage above. Roof surmounted by square pedimented stage, with circular clock faces. Square bell turret over with square dome and weathervane. A short (approx. 1.5m) section of the boundary wall has survived attached to the NE, the tall wall attached to the SW extending towards Centurion Way and comprising the former southern boundary of the magazine enclosure. Associated with the magazines built by Montresor, No. 5 Powder Magazine and the proof house (qqv) surviving from the powder depot at Purfleet.
This gateway and attached walls forms an integral part of the finest ensemble in any of the Ordnance Yards, consistent with the high standards practised by the Ordnance Board in its designs for fortifications and barracks from the C17.
(Report by Paul Pattison and Peter Guillery for RCHME, 1994, NMR, Swindon (NBR Index No. 93577); Paul Pattison and Peter Guillery, 'The Powder Magazines at Purfleet', in Georgian Group Journal, VI, 1996, pp.37-52)
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