SJ8993 : Houldsworth Square Memorial (West face)

taken 7 years ago, near to Reddish, Stockport, Great Britain

Houldsworth Square Memorial (West face)
Houldsworth Square Memorial (West face)
The memorial to William Houldsworth was designed and constructed by Messrs J & H Patterson of Manchester, the cost being met by public subscription. In design, it is similar to a monument in Douglas, Isle of Man, and it was unveiled on the 11 September 1920.

Viewed here looking into Houldsworth Square from Leamington Road.
Opposite view SJ8993 : Houldsworth Square Memorial (East face).

The memorial is made of sandstone with pink granite pillars supporting a clock having four faces. Three sides carry the dedication inscription SJ8993 : Dedication to William Houldsworth, a bronze portrait plaque SJ8993 : William Houlsdworth bronze portrait plaque and a drinking fountain SJ8993 : Former Drinking Fountain, respectively. The ground-level animal troughs have been removed.

In 1986 it was moved to the centre of a raised brick-paved area with seating, when Houldsworth Square was redesigned as part of a community programme.

More information about William Houldsworth can be found at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 May, 2014   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Building Material (from Tags)
Sandstone 
Date (from Tags)
1986  1920 
Person (from Tags)
William Houldsworth 
Primary Subject of Photo
Clock Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8945 9342 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2470N 2:9.6165W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8945 9342
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Drinking Fountain  J & H Patterson  Clock Tower  Memorial 

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