Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Clock Tower (Burnham-on-Crouch)

The Clock Tower is a prominent feature in the yachting centre of Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex.

It stands in the High Street, and is unusual in that it marks Queen Victoria's Jubilee. Although there are many memorials for her Golden Jublee in 1887, and lots more for her Diamond Jubilee in 1897, this one was erected in 1877 to celebrate her 40 years on the throne.

It has often been remarked that its dumpiness is reminiscent of Victoria herself.

The Clock Tower is useful, not only for the obvious timekeeping purpose, but also as a landmark beside which is the main bus stop, and for the shelter beneath it.

The wide street here was the site of a market held in Burnham-on-Crouch during the 14th century, when the town was even more remote than it is today.

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