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.
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
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