THE CLOCK TURRET, ABOUT 180 METRES EAST OF AVISHAYS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1056182
Date first listed:
30-Nov-1987
Statutory Address:
THE CLOCK TURRET, ABOUT 180 METRES EAST OF AVISHAYS, WHITEMOOR HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CLOCK TURRET, ABOUT 180 METRES EAST OF AVISHAYS, WHITEMOOR HILL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Chaffcombe
National Grid Reference:
ST 35395 09193

Details

CHAFFCOMBE CP WHITEMOOR HILL (West side, off) ST30NE 4/10 The Clock Turret about 180 metres east of Avishavs -

GV II

(Monmouth Tower on OS map). Clock tower, also known as The Castle. Probably a C19 folly. Local stone rubble, with some flintwork, Ham stone dressings; lead sheet roofs, bell-hipped. Square plan, single-storey with turret. Plinth, string and battlemented parapet; ogee-curved roof carries a square timber turret, recessed on corners, with similar bell-hip roof topped with a ball finial, housing one bell;clock face an west side of turret: boarded door in simple opening on west side of turret, and 2-light plain-mullioned rectangular-leaded windows on north and south sides having internal vertical iron bars. Inside, a clock mechanism by Gillet and Johnson of Croydon, C20 but date not readable from outside: interior not seen. Of considerable group value in an important C18 estate. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p124).

Listing NGR: ST3539509193

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
262137
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1978), 124

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 31 Jan 2005
Reference: IOE01/13660/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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