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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.


List entry Number: 1111651



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


District: Thurrock

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1981

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Apr-2009

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 119623

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977/9/8 MULBERRY DRIVE 10-NOV-81 PURFLEET (West side) Clock Tower and attached walls (Formerly listed as: CENTURION WAY PURFLEET Clock Tower)

II Gateway and attached walls. c1760s, to the designs of James Gabriel Montresor, Royal Engineer. Flemish bond brown brick with slate roof. Lower stage with segmental-headed arch in each face, with stone keys and impost courses; deep stone band over with square panelled brick stage above. Roof surmounted by square pedimented stage, with circular clock faces. Square bell turret over with square dome and weathervane. A short (approx. 1.5m) section of the boundary wall has survived attached to the NE, the tall wall attached to the SW extending towards Centurion Way and comprising the former southern boundary of the magazine enclosure. Associated with the magazines built by Montresor, No. 5 Powder Magazine and the proof house (qqv) surviving from the powder depot at Purfleet.

This gateway and attached walls forms an integral part of the finest ensemble in any of the Ordnance Yards, consistent with the high standards practised by the Ordnance Board in its designs for fortifications and barracks from the C17.

(Report by Paul Pattison and Peter Guillery for RCHME, 1994, NMR, Swindon (NBR Index No. 93577); Paul Pattison and Peter Guillery, 'The Powder Magazines at Purfleet', in Georgian Group Journal, VI, 1996, pp.37-52)

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National Grid Reference: TQ 54990 78552


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