The clock tower which now stands at Bitterne Park Triangle formerly stood on the corner of Above Bar Street and New Road (image 2). It was bequeathed to the town by Henrietta Sayers in 1889, and is sometimes called the Sayer's Monument in consequence. It was originally a drinking fountain for men and animals as well as a clock tower. A plaque on the tower reads “In evidence of care for both man and beasts”. The tower was moved to Bitterne Park Triangle in 1935 and now stands on the corner of Manor Farm Road and Cobden Avenue (image 1). It is Grade II listed.

1. Clock Tower, Bitterne Park

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Photograph, c.2000.

Clock Tower, Above Bar Street

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An engraving from c.1890 showing the clock tower in its original position.

Further reading:
Southampton Memorials of Care for Man and Beast, by A. G. K. Leonard, p33-40. (HS/k)
Building of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p596. (H/i)


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