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Clock Tower Project

Coalville Memorial Clock Tower
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The Coalville Clock Tower Project is restoring our much-loved memorial tower and casting a light on its interesting history.

Bringing the history of the tower to you

Working with Heritage First and the Coalville Heritage Society, the Friends of Thringstone and the Swannington Heritage Trust, the history of the tower is being brought to life.

Many thanks to everyone who has taken part in the Coalville Clock Tower quiz, this no longer live but it will be repeated in November 2018.

Restoring the tower

North West Leicestershire District Council, which is responsible for the Grade II listed tower, is working with contractors to restore the tower, after a structural survey showed it was at risk.

The roof is leaking, the steelwork inside the tower is rusted and the concrete base is fractured.

The work will start on Tuesday 29 May and will be complete by October 2018 at the latest. Careful scheduling means there will be no disruption to the Remembrance Day commemoration events planned for November.

Work includes:

  • Repairs to the cast stone on the tower
  • Replacing the lead covering on the tower roof
  • Replacing the access door at the top of the tower
  • Repointing / replacing brick work as necessary
  • Installing a new lightning protection rod
  • Internal repairs to the access floors
  • Internal steel support replacement
  • Relaying the concrete paving and steps around the base of the tower
  • Electrical work on the internal and external lighting.

Thank you to National Lottery players!

The total cost of the repair work is £116,000. A National Lottery grant of £60,000 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), which will contribute towards the repair works and the community history project.

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