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Carillon Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7694 / 52°46'9"N

Longitude: -1.2105 / 1°12'37"W

OS Eastings: 453364

OS Northings: 319377

OS Grid: SK533193

Mapcode National: GBR 8KT.6T3

Mapcode Global: WHDHQ.CNT9

Entry Name: Carillon Tower

Listing Date: 5 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189449

Location: Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE11

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Town: Charnwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Loughborough Southfields

Built-Up Area: Loughborough

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Loughborough Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

Carillon Tower


War Memorial Tower, 1922-3 by Walter Tapper. Portland stone basement, brick tower
with Portland stone dressings, copper bell-storey and lantern. Classical style.
Double doors to west open into ground floor museum room, lit in each face by a
square-headed window and above, a round-headed window with lugged architrave and
keystone, and leaded panes. Above this a similar window, then an oculus, then a
small round-headed opening. Unobtrusive, rectangular windows in the north face
light the staircase in the north-east corner. Small square recesses scattered
throughout brickwork. Arcaded and balustraded bell-storey carrying octagonal
parapet and lantern, surmounted by ball and cross. Inscribed above entrance, "This
tower was erected in grateful memory of the men of Loughborough who gave their lives
for freedom in the Great War 1914-1918". Bronze plaques recessed in basement to
east and west record names of the dead and, added to south, those who died in World
War II. Square, paved and balustraded enclosure, with wide openings on each side.

Listing NGR: SK5336419377

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, 19 January 2017.

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

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