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War Memorial Clocktower

A Grade II Listed Building in Wheelton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6858 / 53°41'8"N

Longitude: -2.607 / 2°36'25"W

OS Eastings: 360010

OS Northings: 421206

OS Grid: SD600212

Mapcode National: GBR BT7T.DH

Mapcode Global: WH975.XMR8

Plus Code: 9C5VM9PV+86

Entry Name: War Memorial Clocktower

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184463

Location: Heapey, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Heapey

Built-Up Area: Wheelton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Heapey St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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War Memorial Clock Tower


Clock tower. Probably c.1920. Rock-faced snecked gritstone with quoins,
slate spirelet. Square plan. Base of four low steps. Gothic style: on east
side a 2-centred arched doorway chamfered in two orders, with long-and-short
jamb-stones and voussoirs, above this a large inset rectangular panel
containing a metal plate lettered (in capitals) "To commemorate the
glorious memory of the men of Heapey and Wheelton who fell in the Great War
1914-1918"; 2nd stage has a trefoiled recess containing a small louvred
opening, and a projecting semi-circular sill (like a bowl), 3rd stage has a
clock face in chamfered circular surround enclosed by a square hoodmould
with foliated stops; top stage has a corbel table to a chamfered coping and
pierced square battlements surrounding a spirelet with swept slate cladding
and a weathervane. All other sides have clock faces, rear resembles front
but has no door, north side has no other feature, and south side has two
lettered panels, the upper displaying 46 names and the lower headed
1939-1945 listing 12 names.

Listing NGR: SD6001021206

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, 2 February 2017.

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