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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
Entry Name: Rhodes Memorial Clock Tower
Listing Date: 6 June 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1270515
English Heritage Legacy ID: 458456
Location: Manchester, M20
Electoral Ward/Division: Didsbury East
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
SJ89SW WILMSLOW ROAD, Didsbury
698-1/8/680 (East side)
Rhodes Memorial Clock Tower
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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