Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Gravesend
Kent

South East England

Milton Road / Berkley Crescent

Jubilee Clock Tower

(artist?)

1888/1912/1987

Gravesend /  Jubilee Clock Tower   Gravesend /  Jubilee Clock Tower

Description

Clock tower with stone portrait medaillons on three faces
Portrayed are:

Gravesend - Jubilee Clock Tower
1
Gravesend - Jubilee Clock Tower
2
Gravesend - Jubilee Clock Tower
3

  1. Queen Victoria, (London 1819 - Osborne House 1901), Queen of Great-Britain, 1837-1901 (Wikipedia).
  2. King Edward VII (London 1841 - London 1910), King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India, 1901-1910 (Wikipedia).
  3. Queen Elizabeth II (b. London 1926), Queen of the United Kingdom (Wikipedia).
  4. The fourth face shows two blank spaces for a medaillon and text plaque.

Inscription(s)

Queen Victoria

King Edward VII

Queen Elizabeth II

THIS CLOCK-TOWER
was erected by public subscription
in honour of
Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

William Fletcher, Esq. Mayor
.... of septermber 1887

This Medallion to the Memory of
King Edward the Seventh
was presented to the Borough
by the mayor of gravesend
Alderman H.E. Davis, j.p.c.c.
and unveiled by him on the
20th october 1912

THIS MEDALLION
carved during the 36th year
of the reign of
queen elizabeth ii
commemorates the centenary
of the erection of
the clock tower
and the 150th anniversary
of the accession of
QUEEN VICTORIA

Annotation

The foundation stone of the tower, designed by J. Johnson of London, was laid by mayor Fletcher on 6 September 1887 and inaugurated 4 June 1888 by mayor Henry Berkowitz.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°26'30" E 0°22'23"

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