Plaque

Clock Tower - Hampstead - old plaque

Inscription

Clock Tower
This well loved Hampstead landmark started its life as the local fire-station. A look out was kept from the Clock-Tower.
Erected by the Hampstead Plaque Fund

Site: Hampstead fire station (2 memorials)

NW3, Heath Street

Building designed by George Vulliamy.  The Heath Street façade bears the initials "M.B.W." (Metropolitan Board of Works) and "1873".  In 1923 the ground floor was converted into shop space.

The rather tatty looking plaque used to be on the Holly Hill facade, at about eye height.  In 2014 we see that has been removed (leaving an unpainted patch so possibly the removal was not authorised) and another, more modern plaque erected on the Heath Street facade, high up out of reach.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower - Hampstead - old plaque

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Hampstead fire station

Tetramesh has a 1906 photo of this building showing that there used to be mor...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower - Hampstead - old plaque

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Heath & (Old) Hampstead Society / Hampstead Plaque Fund

The Hampstead Plaque fund was set up, many years ago, by Ralph Wade and has b...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower - Hampstead - old plaque

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Clock Tower - Hampstead - new plaque

Clock Tower - Hampstead - new plaque

At British History On-line we read that it closed in 1923, not 1915 as per th...

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See St Peter's Close.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
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City of Westminster Juan Pablo Viscardo y Guzman, 1748 - 1798, Peruvian essayist, herald of Latin American Independence.

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Michael Collins

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Richard Savage

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Richard Savage, fourth Earl Rivers, Governor of the Tower of London, 1660 - 1712, lived here.

1 subject commemorated