This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 45 NW CHURCHILL C.P. FRONT STREET (east side)
8/79 Jubilee Clock Tower and attached Walls and Railings
Clock Tower, Walls and Railings. Dated 1897 (on inscription), restored 1977.
By Foster and Wood of Bristol. Squared and coursed rockfaced sandstone with ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. Free-form Gothic style. 2 storeys.
Square on plan with set back buttresses to 1st floor string course which develop from consoles into clasping buttresses which in turn carry the pyramidal roof.
Doorway to south face with 2 trefoil-cusped side lights under paterae frieze.
Projecting, buttressed drinking fountain niche with cast iron furnishings to east face. Cast iron clock faces to each facade, inscription on string course below bell stage which has 3 cusped and panelled tracery lights in paterae surrounds to each facade. Bracketted eaves cornice. Attached walls, 0.5 metres high, with 1 metre piers with coved tops at regular intervals. Plain spear railings with wrought iron decorative panels at intervals. 1 similar patterned gate to south side of enclosure. The Clock Tower, which forms an important visual element at the apex of Front Street, was erected by Sidney Hill of Langford House (q.v.).
Listing NGR: ST4439059739
© Mike Bedingfield. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Bedingfield, Mike
Rights Holder: Bedingfield, Mike
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