Clock Tower at Whitecroft Hospital, Whitecroft, Carisbrooke

Listed grade: Grade 2

Year listed: 1988

Description: Combined water tower and clock tower. Built 1898 - 1902 for the Whitecroft hospital, a mental hospital. Style appears to be inspired by Lombardic campanile with Flemish detailing to clock tower. Built of red brick with leaded roof. Water tower is rectangular, of 6 storeys with one side slightly larger than the other. Top storey holding the water tank has stone dentil cornice projecting some 500 mm from the face of the building, 3 lancets with round-headed arches linked by drip moulding and projecting stone band. Lower floors have randomly spaced metal casements with stone lintels. Hipped lead roof to water tower from which rises in the centre a square brick clock tower with stone cornice, brick pilasters, clock face and ogee shaped leaded roof with 4 projecting vents in the style of curved pedimented dormers the whole surmounted by iron weathervane. A prominent landmark.

Clock Tower at Whitecroft Hospital, Whitecroft, Carisbrooke

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