National Recording Project


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

Beechams Clock Tower


Type Clock Tower

     Bust of founder -- Thomas Beecham -- in arch keystone of entrance tower; Arch spandrels with figures bearing text which reads "Worth a guinea a box, largest sale in the world". Entrance bay with semi-circular arched double doorways flanked by granite inner columns. Figures -- ??
     Built 1887 by H.R. Krowlow. Altered and extended C20. Original tower pre 1886-7. Still exists in a truncated form as part of the present building (Murray) Cost £1000. Had 4 dials and Cambridgeshire chimes which could be heard for several miles (Hart).
     1. Bust of Thomas Beecham 2. Beechams Pills

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Krowlow, H. R. Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Clock Tower Redbrick;Sandstone; Terracotta None
Bust Terracotta? None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Don't know
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Westfield Street
Precise location South Side of Westfield Street and Water Street; Part of Beechams Offices
A-Z ref 37 3D
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1887
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Thomas Beecham
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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