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Palace Pier Clock Tower

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Grand Junction Road
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:Above the entrance 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

Company/Group :W.G. Beaumont & Co.
     Role:Builder

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General Information

Commissioned by: Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Company
Installation date:1930
Unveiling date:27/06/1930
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:The Noble Organisation
Building listing:II*
Listing date:20/08/1971

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Architectural
Object type1:Building
     Object subtype1:Clock tower
Object type2:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:Clock
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Clock tower
     Material:Wood and gilt
     Height (cm):400
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):100

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:19/04/2007

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History

History:A new entrance and clock tower replaced the three ironwork arches of the original entrance of the Palace Pier in 1930, and was inaugurated on 27 June 1930 by the Mayor, Horace W. Aldrich. At the same occasion, the extension to the promenade from East Street to the site of the old Chain Pier and a new station for the Volks Electric Railway were also opened. The timber for the pier renovations was Jarrow timber imported from Australia. The Mayor was presented with a walking stick, made from the same timber, by Percy Beaumont from the contractors. Luncheon was subsequently served in the South Saloon.
(Brighton Argus. Friday 27 June 1930.)
Hard archive file:Yes

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Date: 19/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 19/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 19/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 19/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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