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The Former Watch and Clock Fusee Chain Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Christchurch, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7363 / 50°44'10"N

Longitude: -1.7802 / 1°46'48"W

OS Eastings: 415606

OS Northings: 92982

OS Grid: SZ156929

Mapcode National: GBR 55B.LS0

Mapcode Global: FRA 7754.D8V

Plus Code: 9C2WP6P9+FW

Entry Name: The Former Watch and Clock Fusee Chain Factory

Listing Date: 12 February 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108213

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101398

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset, BH23

County: Dorset

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Christchurch

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Christchurch Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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1. (South West Side)
The former Watch and
Clock Fusee Chain Factory
SZ 1592 1/66
SZ 1592 1A/66


1845. Founded and built by William Hart. In use for the manufacture of Watch
and Clock chains until 1899. Christchurch was the most important centre for
this industry which was also carried on in the workhouse and as a domestic or
cottage industry. Red brick with grey headers. Slate root. 2 storeys.
North-east or entrance facade has plaque giving ante in gable end, 2 windows and
vehicle doors below. North-west, or side, elevation has 7 bays with brick
pilasters between. Slate hinging above windows which are mostly of 3 lights each,
those of ground floor with cambered arches. All with glazing bars. South-west
end facade rendered.

The Priory Garage, the former Watch and Clock Fusee Chain Factory and
Nos 22 and 24 form a group of which the Priory Garage is a building of
local interest.

Listing NGR: SZ1560692982

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