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The Clock Turret, About 180 Metres East of Avishays

A Grade II Listed Building in Chaffcombe, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8786 / 50°52'43"N

Longitude: -2.9196 / 2°55'10"W

OS Eastings: 335395

OS Northings: 109193

OS Grid: ST353091

Mapcode National: GBR M9.SS66

Mapcode Global: FRA 46SS.6C5

Entry Name: The Clock Turret, About 180 Metres East of Avishays

Listing Date: 30 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262137

Location: Chaffcombe, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Chaffcombe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chaffcombe

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

4/10 The Clock Turret about 180
metres east of Avishavs


(Monmouth Tower on OS map). Clock tower, also known as The Castle. Probably a C19 folly. Local stone rubble, with some
flintwork, Ham stone dressings; lead sheet roofs, bell-hipped. Square plan, single-storey with turret. Plinth, string
and battlemented parapet; ogee-curved roof carries a square timber turret, recessed on corners, with similar bell-hip
roof topped with a ball finial, housing one bell;clock face an west side of turret: boarded door in simple opening on
west side of turret, and 2-light plain-mullioned rectangular-leaded windows on north and south sides having internal
vertical iron bars. Inside, a clock mechanism by Gillet and Johnson of Croydon, C20 but date not readable from outside:
interior not seen. Of considerable group value in an important C18 estate. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p124).

Listing NGR: ST3539509193

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