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

Clock Tower

Summary

Type Clock Tower

     Cadw Report: 'High Victorian Gothic 3-stage square tower with spire; open to ground floor.' For full architectural details, see Cadw report.
     The clock was built by the townspeople of Machynlleth to mark the coming-of-age of Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest, Viscount Castlereagh, eldest son of the 5th Marquis of Londonderry of Plas Machynlleth. The 21st birthday was in July 1873 but due to a family bereavement, celebrations took place in July 1874 when the foundation stone was laid.
    

Inscriptions

Inscription on bronze plaque on lower part of tower: 1873 / THIS TOWER WAS ERECTED / BY THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN / AND DISTRICT / OF MACHYNLLETH, / TO COMMEMORATE THE COMING-OF-AGE, / ON THE 15TH DAY OF JULY, 1873, OF / VISCOUNT CASTLEREAGH / OF PLAS-MACHYNLLETH, SON OF THE 5TH MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Kennedy, Henry Architect
Edwards, Edward Builder

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Tremadoc stone and Mansfield Red sandstone 2377cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
POWYS027 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Previous treatments
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road Heol Penrallt
Precise location Situated at junction of A487 and A489 in centre of town
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH745008
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1874
Unveiling details 1874
Commissioned by Townspeople of Machynlleth
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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