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IoE Number: 262137
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 31 January 2005
Date listed: 30 November 1987
Date of last amendment: 30 November 1987
Grade II

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CHAFFCOMBE CPWHITEMOOR HILL (West side, off)ST30NE4/10The Clock Turret about 180metres east of Avishavs-

CHAFFCOMBE CP WHITEMOOR HILL (West side, off) ST30NE 4/10 The Clock Turret about 180 metres east of Avishavs - GV II (Monmouth Tower on OS map). Clock tower, also known as The Castle. Probably a C19 folly. Local stone rubble, with some flintwork, Ham stone dressings; lead sheet roofs, bell-hipped. Square plan, single-storey with turret. Plinth, string and battlemented parapet; ogee-curved roof carries a square timber turret, recessed on corners, with similar bell-hip roof topped with a ball finial, housing one bell;clock face an west side of turret: boarded door in simple opening on west side of turret, and 2-light plain-mullioned rectangular-leaded windows on north and south sides having internal vertical iron bars. Inside, a clock mechanism by Gillet and Johnson of Croydon, C20 but date not readable from outside: interior not seen. Of considerable group value in an important C18 estate. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p124).

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