MERCER MEMORIAL TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1072737
Date first listed:
09-Mar-1984
Statutory Address:
MERCER MEMORIAL TOWER, TOWN HALL SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
MERCER MEMORIAL TOWER, TOWN HALL SQUARE

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Hyndburn (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 73205 32218

Details

GREAT HARWOOD TOWN HALL SQUARE SD 73 SW 2/80 Mercer Memorial Tower - GV II

Memorial Clock Tower, 1903, to John Mercer (1791-1866: industrial chemist, inventor of "mercerisation"), by A.H. Dunkin (Surveyor to Urban District Council); clock by William Potts & Sons of Leeds. Sandstone ashlar with red Scotch granite shafts and colonnettes, copper-clad dome. Free Baroque style. Square base carrying a 2-stage domed turret. Open base of 4 rounded arches with shafts and keystones, the corners clasped by banded Ionic pilasters, has lettered tablets over the archies, a moulded cornice, and a balustrade with large finials at the corners. Turret has tall 1st stage with pilastered diagonal corners and tall narrow windows with Gibbs surrounds; short 2nd stage has 4 clock faces, paired colonnettes at the corners, prominent octagonal cornice, and a copper-clad dome with louvres at the angles and a finial. (History: Louie Pollard Great Harwood Gleanings pp. 117-8).

Listing NGR: SD7320532218

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
183883
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pollard, L, Great Harwood Gleanings117-8

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: 20 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04081/27
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