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Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower Also known as Old Joe

 

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  • Upon completion in 1908 the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower became the tallest freestanding clock tower in the world, a title it still holds today over a century later.
  • The building is named after Joseph Chamberlain, the famous Victorian statesman, but more affectionately known locally as "Old Joe".
  • A single lift shaft runs up the centre of the structure and this used to be available for access by students all the time until a suicide caused the university authorities to limit access.
  • The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower is believed to be the inspiration of one of the Two Towers that JRR Tolkein named his book after.

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Architect
Aston Webb and Ingress Bell
Developer
University of Birmingham

Reference Data

Reference No.
156
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
30-10-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, Birmingham. B15
Council
Birmingham City Council
County
West Midlands
Region
West Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1900
Construction start date
1900
Completion date
1908
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
100.00

Number of Lifts
1

Market Data

Primary Use
Clock Tower


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