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Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower
Coronation Clock Tower

Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

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A four-faced, gothic style, clock tower, erected to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII. It has a bronze medallion with a relief of the king's head, and a weathervane bearing the initials of Edward and Queen Alexandra. The tower was renovated in 2007 for its centenary and the plaque was fitted then.
Title

Coronation Clock Tower

Date

1908

Medium

stone

Measurements

H 2000 x W 363 x D 363 cm (E)

Accession number

KT6_ML_S008

Acquisition method

financed by Surbiton District Council

Work type

Clock tower

Owner

Borough of Kingston

Custodian

Borough of Kingston

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Access

at all times

Inscription description

Coronation Clock Tower / A structure of special architectural interest / The Clock Tower, desighned by architect John Johnson, wasd built on land donated by Surbiton UDC / to commemorate the coronation of HRH King Edward VII in 1902. His medallion can be seen above. / The initials E A on the weathervane represent King Edward and Queen Alexandra. / Work began in 1905 and was completed in 1908 / In 1963, the Tower was in such poor condition that demolition was considered, but it was repaired / later with local funding. The four clock faces were fitted with an electric mechanism in the 1970s. / The Royal Borough of Kingston on Thames undertook a full restoration of the clock, stonework / and spire in 2007 to ensure its preservation as an important landmark and valuable timepiece. / 2007 Restoration Works Funded by: / The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames * English Heritage * The Heritage of London Trust * Waitrose Limited / Consultation: NPS Group / Contractor: Cliveden Conservation Workshop Ltd / Unveiled by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG KCVO on 3rd July 2008.

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Located at

Claremont Road, Surbiton

KT6 4QZ

Located at the southern tip of Claremont Gardens and The Crescent.