Lewisham Clock Tower

Erection date: 1897


{On the bronze plaque:}
This clock tower was erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria 1837 - 1897.
The cost was met by public subscription supplemented by a grant of £500 from a fund bequeathed to the parish by Michael Thomas Whitehall of Catford.
The site was given by the Lewisham District Board of Works by whom the tower will be maintained.
Samuel Bickersteth - Chairman of Committee
E.C. Sinkler, Edward H. Oxenham - Hon. Secretaries
A.R. Gough - Architect
S.J. Jerrard & Sons - Builders

{Immediately above this plaque, carved in the stone:}
Dieu et Mon Droit

{and above that, carved into the decorative arch:}
VR & I {Victoria Regina and Imperatrix}

Site: Lewisham Clock Tower (1 memorial)

SE13, Lewisham High Street

In 1995 the tower was moved slightly from its original location to accommodate road layout changes. A drawing of 1900 shows it in its original uncluttered position with lamps that have since been removed.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of

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Lewisham Clock Tower

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Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria

Shortly before this event, in September 1896 Victoria had become the longest-...

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Lewisham Clock Tower

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S. J. Jerrard & Sons

Building firm active in 1895 and 97.

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Lewisham District Board of Works

Lewisham was a local government district within the metropolitan area of Lond...

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Samuel Bickersteth

Committee chairman. Because of the unusual surname, it is almost certain that...

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A. R. Gough

Architect. Based in Bristol. He also designed St Jude's in Mildmay and a foun...

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Edward H. Oxenham

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