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Clock Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.461 / 50°27'39"N

Longitude: -3.5237 / 3°31'25"W

OS Eastings: 291945

OS Northings: 63458

OS Grid: SX919634

Mapcode National: GBR QX.3D8V

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.YXC

Entry Name: Clock Tower

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206854

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390826

Location: Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9163 THE STRAND
885-1/17/254 Clock Tower
10/01/75

GV II

Clock tower. 1902. Designed by J Donkin of Bournemouth, carved
work by Harry Hems & Sons, contractor EP Bovey. Erected by
public subscription to commemorate Richard Mallock, M.P.
Yellow sandstone on a local grey limestone plinth with grey
limestone dressings. Gothic style. Triangular on plan with
flying buttresses; traceried panels to each face and a conical
cap with a crocketed finial. The lower stage has round-headed
moulded recesses under gabled dripmoulds: one recess contains
a door with stained glass; another a 2-light window with
stained glass and the third contains a memorial plaque. Ellis
notes that the original design was more elaborate and included
a drinking fountain. 3 lamps originally lit the clock faces,
but were found inadequate and were replaced with luminous
dials in 1924. INTERIOR: Not inspected but may contain
features of interest.
(Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition:
1930-: P.198-199).


Listing NGR: SX9194563458

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

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