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Clock Tower and Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in St Day, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.239 / 50°14'20"N

Longitude: -5.1848 / 5°11'5"W

OS Eastings: 172997

OS Northings: 42522

OS Grid: SW729425

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.134Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 080D.KWL

Entry Name: Clock Tower and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66915

Location: St. Day, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Day

Built-Up Area: St Day

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Day

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

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ST DAY FORE STREET
SW 74 SW
(north side)
11/349
Clock Tower and boundary wall
GV
II
Clock tower (incorporating war memorial). c.1830, slightly altered. Coursed
dressed granite, with wooden bellcote on roof. Square plan, plus a rectangular
porch on the south side. Early English style, with chamfered 2-centred arched
openings and hoodmoulds. Three stages, each set back above a weathered offset.
The porch has a large arched outer doorway furnished with added ornamental
wrought-iron gates, a small window in each side, and an embattled parapet over
a weathered band; inside, the formerly matching inner doorway is now filled by a
granite war memorial with the inscription:-
PASS NOT IN SORROW
BUT WITH PRIDE
AND MAY WE LIVE
AS NOBLY AS THEY DIED
1914-1918
followed by 39 names, plus 17 added for 1939-1945. The sides and rear of the
1st stage have blind arched doorways. The upper stages are the same on all
sides: the 2nd has windows with Y-tracery; the 3rd has small coupled lancets
under a square hoodmould, and a large clock face above; the top has an
embattled parapet, and a tall octagonal bellcote in matching style, with a swept
cap and weathervane. The boundary wall of the small square enclosure round the
tower is of large punch-dressed granite blocks, in sections approx. 3 metres long
with concave coping between short square monolithic piers which have square
caps and are linked by twisted iron rails, with a wrought-iron gate in the centre
of the front. (A modern public lavatory built in the enclosure to the rear is not
included in the item.)
The tower, built on a site known in the C18 as St Day Green, is a prominent
focal point in this small town.


Listing NGR: SW7299742522


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 13 December 2016.

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

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