|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.
|Grid Reference:||TF 6111 0321|
|Parish:||DOWNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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.
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.
- CLOCK TOWER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
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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