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

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 262137

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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