Market Clock - Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
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N 53° 00.200 W 002° 11.073
30U E 554720 N 5872952
This clock is located on a tower on the South Wolfe Street market area in Stoke.
Waymark Code: WMV7VY
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/11/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

There are three clocks on a decorative clock tower that was part of the former Market Hall in Stoke.
The clocks have white faces with black markings and hands, roman numerals and diamond shapes that meet in the centre. They are surrounded by raised stones in a circle and set in a square frame with raised edge and supported by elaborate stone carved pattern work to the sides.

Stoke has held markets in various locations in the town since 1818. A market was set up within the newly built town hall in the 1830s, but this did not prove popular with the market traders of the time and in 1845 the market moved to Hide Street.

In 1883 the market relocated to a larger purpose built building fronting Church Street 'befitting its town status'. This Victorian market was all but destroyed by a fire that started on F.A. Cup final day (22 May 1982).
Only the clock tower, entrance arch, fish section and shop frontage was saved.
The current market in South Wolfe Street was opened in 1984. The former market site with its clock tower was block paved for use as an outdoor trading/event space, and a library and one-stop shop has also been added to the site. Source: (visit link)
Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: 01/01/1883

Web link to additional info: Not listed

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