Coalville Clock Tower

Following on from the earlier post regarding Coalville, I was also pleased to find out that Coalville’s Clock Tower has been honoured with a Grade II listing by English Heritage. Built in 1925, the Memorial Clock Tower honours those who fought and died in the First World War, and also serves as a memorial to locals killed in action during the Second World War. English Heritage has designated the Clock Tower as worthy of a Grade II listing as it is an “imposing, proud and architecturally distinctive tribute to the Fallen of the First and Second World Wars”. They also noted the historic interest of the memorial stone located close to the north side of the Tower which marks the end of the Second World War.

The Clock Tower has a history of admiration for its architecture, once being described by eminent architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner in his book The Buildings of England as “quite a proud thing to build for a small town”.

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