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Clock Tower

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Location

Street:West Parade
Town:Bexhill on Sea
Parish:Bexhill on Sea
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN39
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:In the middle of the road, opposite Park Avenue
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:145
Grid reference:J2
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : Robert Hembrow
     Role:Architect
Company/Group :Benjamin Gaston, Bexhill
     Role:Builder
     Qualify:and
Company/Group :F. Ransome, Bexhill
     Role:Builder

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General Information

Installation date:1904
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Rother District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A square, rather plain clock tower facing south set on a single stepped base. There are clock faces on all four sides. A stone, inscribed plaque has been attached to the south face. The north face has a door. A weather vane surmounts the structure. The whole structure has been painted in heavy gloss bright colours.
Inscription:South face, carved into a stone plaque:

EDWARD VII
CORONATION MEMORIAL

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Functional, Commemorative, Architectural
Object type1:Building
     Object subtype1:Clock tower
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Tower
     Material:Imitation Bath stone
     Height (cm):820
     Width (cm):250
     Depth (cm):250
Part 2:Single stepped base
     Material:Imitation Bath stone
     Height (cm):20
     Width (cm):280
     Depth (cm):280

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:15/10/2007

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History

History:Intended to commemorate the Coronation of Edward VII on 9 August 1902 but was not completed until 1904. This was due to poor planning and to avoid embarassment, no plaque or dedication was ever installed. Mr. J.W. Webb, a local builder, gave the land on West Parade to the Council for the erection of the Clock Tower. Other suggestions were made as to the most fitting memorial - a cottage hospital was suggested for instance but the Council eventually decided on a Clock Tower. The present clock is not the original one, the signature inside the tower states Andrew Kemp and Norman Holmes.

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Images of England: Bexhill on Sea'
     Type:Book
     Author:Porter, Julian.
     Publisher:Tempus Publishing Ltd. Stroud.


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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