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War Memorial Clock Tower, Horden Parish Council Memorial Park (Horden)

Horden Parish Council Memorial Park is located between Blackhills Road and Park Terrace, a strip of land on a SW-NE axis with playgrounds, gardens and an imposing clock tower erected around 1948 and dedicated as a First World War and WW2 memorial. The tower takes the form of a white lime washed stone column, 18ft high, in a similar shape to a classic Grandfather Clock. It has a square clock face with Roman numerals on the SW facing elevation and a large bronze sword on the central section of the main body. A protruding plaque towards the bottom of this face dedicates the tower as a: Memorial to the Martyred / Monument to Victory / 1914-18 1939-1945. Commissioned by the British Legion. (1-2).

Reference number:D49347
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)
Mid 20th Century (1933 to 1966)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Horden


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