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Aquarium Clock Tower

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Author: Brighton & Hove Museums
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Brighton & Hove Museums

Location

Street:Marine Parade
Town:Brighton
Parish:Brighton
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN2
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Object setting:On building
Access is:Public
Location note:On the roundabout, next to the Palace Pier
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:162
Grid reference:F9
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 : T. Boxall
     Role:Designer

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General Information

Installation date:10/1874
Work is:Lost
Object listing:Not listed
Iconographical description:The clock tower had four bronze allegorical statues around the base, one at each corner. They represented the four seasons. See 'Spring and Summer', Brighton.

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Classification

Categories:Architectural, Functional
Object type1:Building
     Object subtype1:Clock tower
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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History

History:The Aquarium was the brainchild of Eugenius Birch the famous pier engineer. The project was completed in 1872 and was inaugurated by Prince Arthur at Easter. It was formerly opened to the public on 10 August 1872 by the then Mayor, John Cordy Burrows. The clock tower, gateway and toll houses were added by T. Boxall in October 1874. They were demolished in November 1928 during modernization by the then Borough Engineer, David Edwards. Some residents of Brighton erroneously believe that the clock tower was moved to the Palace Pier - this is in fact a completely different clock and tower.
Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Encyclopaedia OF Brighton'
     Type:Book
     Author:Carder, Timothy
     Date:00/00/1990
     Publisher:East Sussex County Libraries. Lewes.


Further information:
http://www.brightonsarchitecture.com/aquarium.html
http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__7688_path__0p115p195p898p.aspx

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Author: Brighton & Hove Museums
Copyright: Brighton & Hove Museums

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