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Clock Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhayader, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3005 / 52°18'1"N

Longitude: -3.5103 / 3°30'37"W

OS Eastings: 297109

OS Northings: 268005

OS Grid: SN971680

Mapcode National: GBR 9J.X2F4

Mapcode Global: VH5CQ.3FLS

Entry Name: Clock Tower

Listing Date: 31 July 1995

Last Amended: 31 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16186

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: At main crossroads of town.

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Community: Rhayader

Built-Up Area: Rhayader

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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History

War Memorial clock tower. By B Lloyd, architect, 1924.

Exterior

Free classical style; square plan; mainly bathstone with grey-brown stone tower walls, dark stone plinth. Pavilion roof with small gothic-arched louvres bears cross. Upper part has tapering tower with bathstone quoins and cornice; clock to each face. Lower part has engaged Doric columns to corners and open pediments containing figures supported on cornices above inscribed panels recording names of fallen in two World Wars. Figures include soldier (to W), winged female figures (Peace?), and Welsh Dragon defeating German Eagle (to E).

Reasons for Listing

Striking monument on key site in town centre.

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