SU8880 : Jubilee Clock Tower

taken 3 years ago, near to Maidenhead, Windsor And Maidenhead, Great Britain

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Jubilee Clock Tower
Jubilee Clock Tower
The Jubilee Clock Tower, Maidenhead
The Jubilee Clock Tower is located just outside the station in the town centre, was built as part of the nation's celebrations for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Building started in 1897 using money from public donations. The foundation stone was laid by then-mayor John Truscott on November 7, 1899. The tower was designed by local architect E. J. Shrewsbury, who designed many of the town's churches including St Peter's in Furze Platt plus the Technical Institute on Marlow Road. The clock tower was built by Charles Cox & Son; Charles Cox was the town mayor on several occasions.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
The tower is approximately 14 m tall and has four illuminated clock faces each facing the four compass points. A diamond pattern on the clock faces commemorates the clock's function. The clocks were donated by Mr G. A. Battcock; they were made and foxed by Smith of Derby Group.
Red brick is used for most of the construction, typically of the local housing of that time. There is an elaborate pattern of stone work towards the top, just below the bell tower. All the clocks and bells still function.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8877 8077 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1331N 0:43.3203W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8881 8079
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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