Plaque

Surbiton clock tower

Erection date: 1908

Inscription

{Plaque beneath a medallion of King Edward VII:}
Coronation clock tower - a structure of special architectural interest.
The clock tower, designed by architect John Johnson, was built on land donated by Surbiton UDC to commemorate the coronation of HRH King Edward VII in 1902. His medallion can be seen above. The initials E A on the weather vane represent King Edward and Queen Alexandra.
Work began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.
In 1963 the tower was in such a poor condition that demolition was considered, but it was repaired later with local funding. The four clock faces were fitted with an electric mechanism in the 1970s.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames undertook full restoration of the clock, stonework and spire in 2007 to ensure its preservation as an important landmark and valuable timepiece.

{Between the emblems of the Urban District Council of Surbiton and Royal Kingston:}
2007 restoration works funded by: The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, English Heritage, The Heritage of London Trust, Waitrose Limited.
Consultants: NPS Group
Contractor: Cliveden Conservation Workshop Ltd

Unveiled by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG KCVO on 3rd July 2008.

Site: Surbiton clock tower (1 memorial)

KT6, Claremont Road

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Surbiton clock tower

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Coronation of King Edward VII

King Edward VII. Originally scheduled for 26 June but delayed due to the main...

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Queen Alexandra

Wife of Edward VII, mother of George V. Born at the Amalienborg Palace, Copen...

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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John Johnson

Architect. Born Hoxton. Our information comes from the Victorian Web which na...

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Surbiton clock tower

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Cliveden Conservation Workshop Ltd

Specialists in conserving, protecting and reinstating stone, plaster etc. Ori...

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Heritage of London Trust

A grant giving trust to encourage the careful restoration of listed buildings...

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Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

The oldest of the three royal boroughs in England, it was formed in 1965 by t...

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NPS Group

Property designers and managers.

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