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MERCER MEMORIAL TOWER

List Entry Summary

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

Name: MERCER MEMORIAL TOWER

List entry Number: 1072737

Location

MERCER MEMORIAL TOWER, TOWN HALL SQUARE

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

County: Lancashire

District: Hyndburn

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Mar-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 183883

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SD 73205 32218

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