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Rayner Memorial Clock Tower
Rayner Memorial Clock Tower
Rayner Memorial Clock Tower
Location: Bulkeley Square, Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
Coordinates: 53°15′21″N 4°18′39″W / 53.255772°N 4.310752°W / 53.255772; -4.310752Coordinates: 53°15′21″N 4°18′39″W / 53.255772°N 4.310752°W / 53.255772; -4.310752
Built: 1902
Built for: In memory of George Pritchard Rayner
Architect: John Douglas
Architectural style(s): Gothic Revival
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated: 10 November 1986
Reference #: 5739

The Rayner Memorial Clock Tower stands in front of the Town Hall in Bulkeley Square, Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey, Wales. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

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History

The tower was built in 1902 and designed by the Chester architect John Douglas.[2] It was erected in memory of George Pritchard Rayner who died in Bloemfontein Hospital in 1900.[1]

Architecture

The clock tower is built in limestone in Gothic Revival style. It is polygonal in plan with clock faces on the four cardinal sides. On the south side is an arched entrance and on the east and west sides are water spouts in metal lion-heads. Under the east spout is a trough and under the west spout is a smaller basin. Above the entrance is a granite plaque with a gilded inscription. The clock faces protrude and are supported by corbels. Over each clock face is a gable containing a vent in the tympanum and surmounted by a ball finial. At the top of the tower is a small conical spire with lucarnes and a weather vane.[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b c Listed Buildings in Wales: Isle of Anglesey, Cadw  
  2. ^ Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. p. 273. ISBN 0 901657 16 6.  
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