CLOCK TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1130056

Date first listed: 01-May-1975

Statutory Address: CLOCK TOWER, DERRY'S CROSS

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CLOCK TOWER, DERRY'S CROSS

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

District: City of Plymouth (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Grid Reference: SX4758154384

Summary

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History

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Details

PLYMOUTH

SX4754 DERRY'S CROSS, Plymouth 740-1/57/362 Clock Tower 01/05/75

GV II

Free-standing clock tower. Plymouth limestone ashlar and darker granite bands; weathered stone roof surmounted by an octagonal cast-iron spire with weather vane. Square plan. EXTERIOR: slightly tapered tower with moulded plinth to pedestal base with carved trefoil-arched drinking-fountain niche central to each of 3 sides, the 4th side with a similar doorway and with trailing carved detail within its half-domed niche. Cusped and carved hoods over shields to each side mid-way up the tower. Machicolated cornice below narrower clock stage with turned corner shafts flanked by carved detail and carved and moulded eaves cornice. The bellcote has trefoil arcade with pierced spandrels on turned shafts; the spire has similar pierced detail. This building, and the Bank (qv) are the only buildings in this immediate part of Plymouth to survive the Blitz. To many of the citizens this clock seemed to be a symbol of defiance against the enemy and it appeared to offer a promise that Plymouth would rise again from the ashes. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 667).





Listing NGR: SX4758154384

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 473325

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 667

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