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Clock Tower War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Amble, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3349 / 55°20'5"N

Longitude: -1.5813 / 1°34'52"W

OS Eastings: 426659

OS Northings: 604616

OS Grid: NU266046

Mapcode National: GBR K6DR.GD

Mapcode Global: WHC20.P56J

Plus Code: 9C7W8CM9+XF

Entry Name: Clock Tower War Memorial

Listing Date: 15 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236725

Location: Amble By the Sea, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Amble by the Sea

Built-Up Area: Amble

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Amble

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Clock Tower War Memorial

Clock Tower as World War I memorial, 1925 by Will Burton, council surveyor. Squared stone with ashlar dressings; white marble panels with leaded inscriptions, wrought-iron dwarf rails.

Slender square three-stage tower. Three-stepped base carries tower with angle pilasters, stepped-and-chamfered plinth and moulded strings. Dwarf rails with knob-topped twist standards and twist rails link front faces of pilasters. Lower stage: north face has twin panels in recessed chamfered surrounds, 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF AMBLE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918' and 'THE SITE FOR THIS MEMORIAL WAS GIVEN BY E.M. LAWSON-SMITH ESQ IN MEMORY OF HIS TWO SONS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR', with inserted World War II plaque below; side faces have panels with names of fallen; boarded door to rear.

Second stage has tall slatted square-headed openings and top stage clockfaces in keyed surrounds. Parapet has moulded coping and square pyramid-topped finials at corners.

Unveiled Saturday May 9th 1925.

Listing NGR: NU2665904616

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online, the War Memorials Register and North East War Memorials Projects. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 6 September 2018.

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