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Latitude: 53.7856 / 53°47'8"N
Longitude: -2.4081 / 2°24'29"W
OS Eastings: 373205
OS Northings: 432218
OS Grid: SD732322
Mapcode National: GBR CSMN.FQ
Mapcode Global: WH96W.Z3FQ
Entry Name: Mercer Memorial Tower
Listing Date: 9 March 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1072737
English Heritage Legacy ID: 183883
Location: Hyndburn, Lancashire, BB6
Electoral Ward/Division: Netherton
Built-Up Area: Great Harwood
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Great Harwood St Bartholomew and St John
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
GREAT HARWOOD TOWN HALL SQUARE
SD 73 SW
2/80 Mercer Memorial Tower
Memorial Clock Tower, 1903, to John Mercer (1791-1866: industrial
chemist, inventor of "mercerisation"), by A.H. Dunkin (Surveyor to Urban
District Council); clock by William Potts & Sons of Leeds. Sandstone
ashlar with red Scotch granite shafts and colonnettes, copper-clad dome.
Free Baroque style. Square base carrying a 2-stage domed turret. Open
base of 4 rounded arches with shafts and keystones, the corners clasped
by banded Ionic pilasters, has lettered tablets over the archies, a moulded
cornice, and a balustrade with large finials at the corners. Turret has
tall 1st stage with pilastered diagonal corners and tall narrow windows
with Gibbs surrounds; short 2nd stage has 4 clock faces, paired colonnettes
at the corners, prominent octagonal cornice, and a copper-clad dome with
louvres at the angles and a finial. (History: Louie Pollard Great
Harwood Gleanings pp. 117-8).
Listing NGR: SD7320532218
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