Victorian Clock Tower

Cnr Victoria & Montreal Streets.
Christchurch, Canterbury
Designed by B W Mountfort the Victoria Street Clock Tower was originally intended to sit on the side of the Provincial Council Chambers. The tower for the clock had been made in England, and was shipped in sections to New Zealand in 1860.

Never erected, it was resurrected for Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897 and placed on the corner of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets. The tower was extended in height and moved to its present resting place on Victoria Street in 1930.

Following earthquake damage in February 2011 the tower has been restored. An artesian well,found under the clocktower was diverted away from Montreal Street.


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    Victorian Clock Tower
  • Refurbished clock tower in place
    Refurbished clock tower in place
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