South Norwood Clocktower

  • Location Station Road
  • Year Invented 1907
  • Invention Type Architectural
  • Inventor Manufacturers were Gillett & Johnston

This clocktower has helped local people tell the time for the last 100 years.

This clock tower was created in 1907 by Gillett & Johnston of Croydon (although one could argue that this company is really located in Selhurst) and is a replica of Little Ben which is found in Victoria.

The Little Ben clock pre-dates our South Norwood clock by 15 years. The clock design was registered although there are only a small number of copies, one of them being the South Norwood Clock Tower.

The reason there is a clock tower in South Norwood was that local people raised money to mark the golden wedding anniversary of William and Eliza Stanley who had done so much for the area including employing many local people and creating Stanley Halls and Stanley Technical School.

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