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Clock Tower and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Grays, Thurrock

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Latitude: 51.4847 / 51°29'4"N

Longitude: 0.2308 / 0°13'50"E

OS Eastings: 554990

OS Northings: 178552

OS Grid: TQ549785

Mapcode National: GBR VF.2WB

Mapcode Global: VHHNM.YYD6

Plus Code: 9F32F6MJ+V8

Entry Name: Clock Tower and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 10 November 1981

Last Amended: 17 April 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111651

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119623

Location: West Thurrock and South Stifford, Thurrock, RM19

County: Thurrock

Electoral Ward/Division: West Thurrock and South Stifford

Built-Up Area: Grays

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Mardyke

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(West side)
Clock Tower and attached walls

(Formerly listed as:
Clock Tower)

Gateway and attached walls. c1760s, to the designs of James Gabriel Montresor, Royal Engineer. Flemish bond brown brick with slate roof. Lower stage with segmental-headed arch in each face, with stone keys and impost courses; deep stone band over with square panelled brick stage above. Roof surmounted by square pedimented stage, with circular clock faces. Square bell turret over with square dome and weathervane. A short (approx. 1.5m) section of the boundary wall has survived attached to the NE, the tall wall attached to the SW extending towards Centurion Way and comprising the former southern boundary of the magazine enclosure. Associated with the magazines built by Montresor, No. 5 Powder Magazine and the proof house (qqv) surviving from the powder depot at Purfleet.

This gateway and attached walls forms an integral part of the finest ensemble in any of the Ordnance Yards, consistent with the high standards practised by the Ordnance Board in its designs for fortifications and barracks from the C17.

(Report by Paul Pattison and Peter Guillery for RCHME, 1994, NMR, Swindon (NBR Index No. 93577); Paul Pattison and Peter Guillery, 'The Powder Magazines at Purfleet', in Georgian Group Journal, VI, 1996, pp.37-52)

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

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