Clock Tower, Clevedon

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Clock Tower
Clevedon clock tower.jpg
LocationClevedon, North Somerset
Coordinates51°26′18″N 2°51′14″W / 51.43833°N 2.85389°W / 51.43833; -2.85389Coordinates: 51°26′18″N 2°51′14″W / 51.43833°N 2.85389°W / 51.43833; -2.85389
Built1898
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated22 January 1976[1]
Reference no.33142
Clock Tower, Clevedon is located in Somerset
Clock Tower, Clevedon
Location of Clock Tower in Somerset

A Victorian Clock Tower located in the heart of the Triangle shopping centre in Clevedon, Somerset, England.[2] It has been designated as a Grade II listed building.[1]

History[edit]

The clock tower was given to the town in the late 19th century by Sir Charles Elton to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria,[3] and is decorated with Elton Ware pottery tiles, and an image of Father Time,[4] also made from Elton Ware pottery,[5] provided by his grandson Sir Edmund Elton, both residents of nearby Clevedon Court. At the base of the tower is a drinking fountain, but it has been out of use for many years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clock Tower". historicengland.org.uk. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  2. ^ "Views of Clevedon — Page 2". Eastmond.net. 2005-07-24. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  3. ^ "Clevedon History". Clevedon.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2010-08-07. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  4. ^ Lilly, Jane (2004). Clevedon: Photographic Memories (paperback ed.). Frith Book Company Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85937-838-0.
  5. ^ "ELTON info". www.1827-1956.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2009-06-12.

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