Carillon Tower, Queens Park, Loughborough (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7694, -1.2105
Date ListedMon 5th November, 1984
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressCarillon Tower Queens Park Loughborough LE11 3DU
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5336419377
Volume, Map, Item261, 5, 78
WardLoughborough Southfields
Conservation AreaQueens Park

War Memorial Tower, 1922-3 by Walter Tapper. Portland stone basement, brick tower with Portland stone dressings, copper bell storey and lantern. Classical style. Double doors to west open into ground floor museum room, lit in each face by a square headed window and above, a round headed window with lugged architrave and keystone, and leaded panes. Above this a similar window, then an oculus, then a small round headed opening. Unobtrusive, rectangular windows in the north face light the staircase in the north east corner. Small square recesses scattered throughout the brickwork. Arcaded and balustraded bell storey carrying octagonal parapet and lantern, surmounted by ball and cross. Inscribed above entrance, ?This tower was erected in grateful memory of the men of Loughborough who gave their lives for freedom in the Great War 1914-1918?. Bronze plaques recessed in basement to east and west record names of the dead and, added to south, those who died in World War II. Square, paved and balustraded enclosure, with wide openings on each side.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.