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

Clock Tower

Summary

Type Clock Tower

     Square clock tower with lead dome over curved corner. Dutch renaissance style. The building has been listed Grade II.
     Built as an office block with the corner clock tower commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
    

Inscriptions

Ornate carved dedication plaque on first-floor level: THIS TOWER / WAS ERECTED / AND THE CLOCK PRESENTED / TO THE TOWN BY / MISS SARAH BRISCO / OF NEWTOWN HALL / IN COMMEMORATION OF THE / DIAMOND JUBILEE / OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Wood and Kendrick, Birmingham, None Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Ruabon red brick with terracotta 1524cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
POWYS010 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road High Street
Precise location Corner of office block. Facing High and Severn Streets (Building is listed Grade II)
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO108916
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1898
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Sarah Brisco of Newtown Hall
Duty of care Powys County Council
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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