The Clocktower Building

The Clocktower Building (HM289G)

Location: Chertsey, England KT16 9EN Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 23.676', W 0° 31.635'

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The Clocktower Building, 1723
Scheduled Ancient Monument
The oldest naval store-house to survive in any of the Royal Dockyards. The Clocktower Building was constructed at the head of the docks as a 'present use store' for materials and equipment needed by ships under construction or repair. These would include iron, lead, copper, oakum, pitch and tar. The top floor was used as a Mould Loft and the six ground floor bays at the north end of the building were left open and used as sawpits.
The store was rebuilt in 1802 when the original timber cladding was replaced with a brick skin, while the saw pits were filled in. In the twentieth century it was converted into offices.
Today the Clocktower Building has been adapted for the University of Kent's School of Music and Fine Art. It houses a small lecture theatre, seminar rooms and offices.
HM NumberHM289G
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Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 672024 N 5696609
Decimal Degrees51.39460000, -0.52725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 23.676', W 0° 31.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 23' 40.56" N, 0° 31' 38.1" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37B Ruxbury Rd, Chertsey England KT16 9EN, GB
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