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Mercer Memorial Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Harwood, Lancashire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VQHPR+6P

Entry Name: Mercer Memorial Tower

Listing Date: 9 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183883

Location: Hyndburn, Lancashire, BB6

County: Lancashire

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

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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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