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The Clock Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6075 / 50°36'27"N

Longitude: -1.9479 / 1°56'52"W

OS Eastings: 403783

OS Northings: 78648

OS Grid: SZ037786

Mapcode National: GBR 45B.SF5

Mapcode Global: FRA 67TG.DZ7

Plus Code: 9C2WJ352+2R

Entry Name: The Clock Tower

Listing Date: 26 June 1952

Last Amended: 21 March 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108256

Location: Swanage, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Swanage

Built-Up Area: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/11/2014

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The Clock Tower

(Formerly listed under PENCIL POINT ROAD)
(Formerly listed as Clock Tower near the Pier)


Built in 1854 at the southern approach to London Bridge. Designed by Arthur Ashpital
as a memorial to the Duke of Wellington. Removed and re-erected on its present site
in 1867-8 by Mowlem and Burt. Square stone structure, of 3 stages, the lower 2 stages
solid, the upper stage open, supporting an ogee-shaped cupola, (replacing a former
spire). The lowest stage has, in each face, a 2-centred arch doorway with an ogee
canopy in a square frame. The second stage, above a carved band course, has a 2-light
segmental arched window with a circular window above, under a crocketted gable. The
top stage consists of 4 piers supporting 2-centres cusped arches with ogee canopies
carrying the cupola. Double angle buttresses with gabled crocketted tops.

Listing NGR: SZ0378378648

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