Record Details

NHER Number:12225
Type of record:Building
Name:Clock Tower, Market Place


This cast iron octagonal clock tower has four clock faces and a pyramidal top. It was made in 1878 by W. Cunliffe in London and there are several plaques on it embossed 'Presented to the Town by James Scott 1878'. It has been repainted and restored and the clock faces are now lit with coloured lights at night.


  • Downham Market's famous clock tower which stands in the market place  © Eastern Daily Press


Grid Reference:TF 6111 0321
Map Sheet:TF60SW

Full description

February 1977. Visit.
Clock Tower, Market Place.
Vaguely Gothic, cast iron, octagonal shaft, four clock faces, pyramidal top. Made 1878 by W. Cunliffe of London. Bears several plaques embossed 'Presented to the Town by James Scott 1878'. Repainted in recent years. Very attractive.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 February 1977.

October 2005.
As part of the redevelopment of the market place the clock face has had coloured lights inserted into it.
M. Dennis (NLA), 28th October 2005.

Monument Types

  • CLOCK TOWER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. [Photograph of the Clock Tower in Downham Market]. 7 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Clock tower catches the eye. 29 April.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1990. [Illustration of the Clock Tower in Downham Market]. 31 December.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 310.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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