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The Clock Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Park East, Darlington

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Latitude: 54.5248 / 54°31'29"N

Longitude: -1.5551 / 1°33'18"W

OS Eastings: 428892

OS Northings: 514485

OS Grid: NZ288144

Mapcode National: GBR KJL3.3R

Mapcode Global: WHC5X.2JRJ

Entry Name: The Clock Tower

Listing Date: 17 August 1972

Last Amended: 6 September 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110734

Location: Darlington, DL1

County: Darlington

Electoral Ward/Division: Park East

Built-Up Area: Darlington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Darlington St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

The Clock Tower
(Formerly listed as the
Town Steeple with
the Market Building, under
Market Place)
NZ 2814 SE 8/110 17.8.72.


1864 by Alfred Waterhouse. Tall, 7-stage tower of pale brick with stone bands
and dressings in Italian Gothic style. At 5th-stage on each face paired printed
arched windows, whose detached shafts have ornamental capitals, give on to decorative
cast iron balconies on heavy stone brackets. Sixth stage is of open pointed arcading.
Clock face above has octagonal corner turrets supporting spirelets around tall
slated spire with lucarnes and vane. Doorway in west face, now blocked, has mouldings
and nook shafts. Adjacent plaque: Presented to the town by Joseph Pease, 1864,
Architect Alfred F Waterhouse. On north side a 2-storey abutting building of similar
materials has had large shop windows inserted on both ground and 1st floors.

Listing NGR: NZ2889214485

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

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