National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Clock Tower


Type Clock Tower

     Taken from Cadw report: 'High Victorian Gothic, grey rubble facings with pale freestone dressings, slate roofs. Tall square tower with chamfered angles on stone plinth set in slope. Pyramidal roof in 2 stages with open bell stage between, weathervane on top, lucarnes to each face. Moulded eaves with machicolations, round clock face recessed in pointed arched frame. Brace plates, linked hoodmoulds and continuous stringcourse. Scalloped corbels to angles with 3 trefoils between. 2 arrow slits to each face. Heraldic band with set offs below and diagonal buttresses with punched trefoil cappings. Arched openings between, buttresses with hood mouldings and nook shafts - 1 blind and 2 traceried windows, 1 double cusped arch to entrance with boarded door.'
     Presented to the town of Knighton by the late Thomas Moore of Old Hall.


Inscription on circular tablet at base of clock tower: THIS TOWER AND CLOCK / was presented to the / TOWN OF KNIGHTON / by the late / THOMAS MOORE ESQ, / of Old Hall. / A.D. 1872

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Haddon, J.C. Architect
Bezant, None Other
Welsh & Son, None Builder

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Clock Tower Stone 1372cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road High Street
Precise location Island site at junction of Broad/West and High Street
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO285723
Date of design 1872
Year of unveiling 1872
Unveiling details 1872
Commissioned by Thomas Moore
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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