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Projects > Newnham Clock Tower

Restoration project including replacement of weathered stones, and repointing and replacement of four glass windows

Posted: 13th October 2014

Funding: £4,792
Scheme Type: Normal Grants
Project Type: Heritage Buildings & Places of Worship
Area: Forest of Dean District Council

Newnham Clock Tower, High Street, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1AA

In May 2013, work commenced on the restoration of the Flemish Clock Tower in the centre of the Village of Newnham on Severn. The initial activity was to clean the entire Tower using the DOFF (steam based stone cleaning system) process revealing the true beauty of the Bath Stone used in its construction.

Further works to replace weathered stones, repointing and replacement of the four glass windows at the top of the Tower were also completed during May 2013, enhancing the outstanding visual effect of this unique structure. Further works are planned, including the resurfacing of the area surrounding the Tower (currently grass) with a stone chipping surface in keeping with the stone used in its construction. The final activity for the refurbishment is to renovate the ancient door used to gain access inside the tower to work on the clock mechanism.


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