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Rhodes Memorial Clock Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Didsbury East, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4184 / 53°25'6"N

Longitude: -2.2316 / 2°13'53"W

OS Eastings: 384704

OS Northings: 391311

OS Grid: SJ847913

Mapcode National: GBR DXVX.NB

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.PBJR

Plus Code: 9C5VCQ99+99

Entry Name: Rhodes Memorial Clock Tower

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458456

Location: Didsbury, Manchester, M20

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Didsbury East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Didsbury St James and Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Description



MANCHESTER

SJ89SW WILMSLOW ROAD, Didsbury
698-1/8/680 (East side)
Rhodes Memorial Clock Tower

GV II

Memorial clock tower and drinking fountain. c.1910.
Commemorates Dr.J.Milson Rhodes (d.1909). Portland stone with
bronze plaque. Square section. Edwardian baroque style.
Approx. 8m high, mounted on 2 steps, the upper with concave
corners; the north and south sides of the base have coved
niches with projected drinking fountain bowls, and the other
sides have blind doorways with moulded architraves; the tower
has moulded corners, and a bronze plaque attached to the east
side with an oval medallion containing a profile in relief and
lettering "In memory of Dr.J.Milson Rhodes JP.CA. 1847-1909. A
Friend to Humanity"; the top has clock faces set in circular
wreaths, a cornice segmentally arched over them, and a domed
roof with a finial. Stands at edge of forecourt to former
railway station. Forms group with War Memorial (q.v.) and
Didsbury Public Library (q.v.), both on opposite side of road.


Listing NGR: SJ8470491311

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