List of clock towers

This is a list of clock towers by location, including only clock towers based on the following definition:

A clock tower is a tower specifically built with one or more (often four) clock faces. Clock towers can be either freestanding or part of a church or municipal building such as a town hall.

The mechanism inside the tower is known as a turret clock which often marks the hour (and sometimes segments of an hour) by sounding large bells or chimes, sometimes playing simple musical phrases or tunes.

AfricaEdit

EgyptEdit

Name City/Town State/Province Built Image
Cairo University Clock Cairo Cairo Governorate  

NigeriaEdit

Name City/Town State/Province Built Image
University of Ibadan clock tower Ibadan Oyo  

South AfricaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Clock Tower Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town  

TunisiaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Clock Tower January 14th, 2011 Square, Tunis  

AmericasEdit

ArgentinaEdit

ArubaEdit

 
Willem III Tower at Fort Zoutman, Oranjestad, Aruba.

BarbadosEdit

BrazilEdit

AlagoasEdit

AmapáEdit

AmazonasEdit

CearáEdit

 
Atual Coluna da Hora at Praça do Ferreira, Fortaleza.

Distrito FederalEdit

Espírito SantoEdit

GoiásEdit

Mato GrossoEdit

Mato Grosso do SulEdit

Minas GeraisEdit

 
Estação Central at Praça Rui Barbosa, Belo Horizonte.

ParáEdit

ParanáEdit

PernambucoEdit

Rio Grande do SulEdit

 
Campanário de Pedra, Flores da Cunha.

Rio de JaneiroEdit

Santa CatarinaEdit

São PauloEdit

ChileEdit

In 2013, a research made by newspaper La Tercera revealed that only 5 out of 25 clock towers are functioning in Santiago, mostly because of financial issues and lack of interest by the owners.[1]

CanadaEdit

AlbertaEdit

British ColumbiaEdit

OntarioEdit

QuebecEdit

MexicoEdit

PeruEdit

United StatesEdit

AsiaEdit

BangladeshEdit

Name Location Built Image
Ali Amjad's Clock Sylhet ca. 1895  

ChinaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Haikou Clock Tower Haikou, Hainan 1929  
Hong Kong Clock Tower Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong 1915  
Star Ferry Pier, Central Central, Hong Kong 1950s  

IndiaEdit

Name City/Town State/Province Built Image Notes
Bahraich Clock Tower Bahraich Uttar Pradesh  
Chennai Central railway station Chennai Tamil Nadu 1900  
Clock tower Chennai Tamil Nadu 1948   [2][3]
Ripon Building Chennai Tamil Nadu 1913  
Annamalai University Clock Tower Chidambaram Tamil Nadu  
TNAU Clock Tower Coimbatore Tamil Nadu  
Ghantaghar Dehradun Uttarakhand   [4]
Ghantaghar Delhi National Capital Territory 1870   Partially collapsed in 1950 and subsequently dismantled
Ghantaghar Delhi National Capital Territory  
Hari Nagar Ghantaghar Delhi National Capital Territory
Clock Tower, Erode Erode Tamil Nadu  
Clock tower Faizabad Uttar Pradesh  
Ram Narain Periwal Clock Tower Fazilka Punjab
IIEST Shibpur clock tower Howrah West Bengal  
Hooghly Imambara clock tower Hooghly West Bengal 1861
Mahboob Chowk Clock Tower Hyderabad Telangana 1892   [5]
Secunderabad Clock Tower Hyderabad Telangana 1897  
Clock tower Jodhpur Rajasthan  
Clock tower Kalimpong West Bengal  
Clock Tower at Christ Church Kasauli Himachal Pradesh  
Chinnakada Clock Tower Kollam Kerala 1944  
Lawrence School, Lovedale Clock Tower Lovedale Tamil Nadu
Husainabad Clock Tower Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1881   [6]
Chaura Bazaar clock tower Ludhiana Punjab
Mirzapur Clock Tower Mirzapur Uttar Pradesh  
Rajabai Tower Mumbai Maharashtra 1878  
Ghari Ghar Murshidabad West Bengal  
Clock tower Nagercoil Tamil Nadu  
BITS-Pilani Clock Tower Pilani Rajasthan  
Aberdeen Clock Tower Port Blair Andaman and Nicobar Islands  
Saifai Clock Tower Saifai Uttar Pradesh  
Sardarshahar Clock Tower Sardarshahar Rajasthan  
Golden Rock Railway Workshop Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu  
NIT Trichy Clock Tower Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu  
Ghantaghar Ujjain Madhya Pradesh
King George Hospital Clock Tower Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 1923  

IndonesiaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Jam Gadang Bukittinggi 1926  

IranEdit

Name Location Built Image
Vank Cathedral Clock Tower Isfahan  
Ali al-Ridha Clock Tower Mashhad
Sari Hotel Clock Tower Sari  
Sa'at Tower (Tabriz City Hall) Tabriz 1934  
Shams ol-Emare Tehran

IsraelEdit

Name Location Built Image Notes
Khan al-Umdan Acre 1906  
Bell tower at St. Anthony's Church, Jaffa Jaffa 1932  
Bell tower at St. Peter's Church, Jaffa Jaffa 1894  
Jaffa Clock Tower Jaffa 1903  
Clock tower at the Monastery of Saint Saviour Jerusalem 1885  
Petah Tikva clock tower Founders' Square, Petah Tikva 2007   Rebuilt in the image of an older clock tower that once stood in the same location

JapanEdit

Name Location Built Image
NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building Shibuya, Tokyo 2002  
Sapporo Clock Tower Sapporo 1881  

KuwaitEdit

Name Location Built Image
Seif Palace clock tower Kuwait City 1904  

LebanonEdit

Name Location Built Image
Collège Saint Joseph – Antoura clock tower Aintoura  
American University of Beirut's College Hall Clock Beirut  
Abd Clock Tower Nejme Square, Beirut  
Hamidiyyeh Clock Tower Beirut 1897  
al-Tell Clock Tower Tripoli  
Our Lady of Salvation Clock Tower Zahlé

MalaysiaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Parit Buntar Clock Tower Daerah Kerian
Jubilee Clock Tower George Town 1902  
Malayan Railway Building George Town
Birch Memorial Clock Tower Ipoh 1909  
Clock tower Kota Bharu  
Atkinson Clock Tower Kota Kinabalu 1905  
Malay College Kuala Kangsar Clock Tower Kuala Kangsar 1955  
Sultan Abdul Samad Building Kuala Lumpur 1897  
Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower, Stadhuys Square Malacca
Teluk Intan Leaning Tower Teluk Intan 1885  

MyanmarEdit

Name Location Built Image
High Court Building Kyauktada Township, Yangon 1911  

NepalEdit

Name Location Built Image Notes
Ghanta Ghar Birgunj
Ghanta Ghar Kathmandu   The tower was destroyed in an earthquake in 1990, and subsequently rebuilt, but does not look exactly like the previous version
Dharan clock tower Dharan

PakistanEdit

Name Location Built Image
Cunningham Clock Tower Peshawar 1900  
Merewether Memorial Tower Karachi 1892  
Clock tower Faisalabad 1905  
Clock tower Sialkot  
Clock tower Multan 1884  
Nishtar Clock Tower Multan
Navalrai Market Clocktower Hyderabad  
Clock tower Sukkur

PalestineEdit

Name Location Built Image
Manara Clock Tower Nablus 1906  

PhilippinesEdit

Name Location Built Image
Manila City Hall Clock Tower Manila 1930s  
Quiapo Church Quiapo, Manila 1988  
University of Santo Tomas Main Building Sampaloc, Manila 1926-1927  

SingaporeEdit

Name Location Built Image
The Chinese High School Clock Tower Building 1925  
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall early 1900s  

Sri LankaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Batticaloa Clock Tower Batticaloa 1992  
Galle Clock Tower Galle 1883  
Jaffna Clock Tower Jaffna 1882  
Kandy Clock Tower Kandy 1950  
Khan Clock Tower Colombo 1923  
Koch Memorial Clock Tower Colombo 1881  
Kurunegala Clock Tower Kurunegala 1922  
Old Colombo Lighthouse Colombo 1829  
Piliyandala Clock Tower Piliyandala 1952  

Saudi ArabiaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Royal Mecca Clock Tower Mecca 2011  

South KoreaEdit

Name Location Built Image
Myeongdong Cathedral Myeongdong, Jung District, Seoul 1898  

United Arab EmiratesEdit

Name Location Built Image
Deira Clock Tower Deira, Dubai 1963

EuropeEdit

AlbaniaEdit

AustriaEdit

DenmarkEdit

GreeceEdit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

IrelandEdit

Isle of ManEdit

LatviaEdit

LithuaniaEdit

MaltaEdit

MontenegroEdit

The NetherlandsEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

SerbiaEdit

 
The Clock Gate or Sahat Kula (Сахат кула) (clock tower) at the fortress wall of the Belgrade Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia.

SlovakiaEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

TurkeyEdit

UkraineEdit

United KingdomEdit

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

New ZealandEdit

Hopwood Clock Tower, Palmerston North

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La decadencia que afecta a relojes de Santiago" [The decadence that affects clock towers in Santiago] (video). YouTube (in Spanish). Santiago: La Tercera. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ Peter, Petlee (2012-05-01). "Historic clock tower in shambles". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  3. ^ M., Serena Josephine (2018-09-27). "North Chennai's iconic clock towers stop ticking". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  4. ^ Mishra, Ishita (2019-03-05). "Frozen in time: This clock hasn't ticked for a year". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  5. ^ "After decades of neglect, Hyd's 126-year-old Mahboob Chowk clock starts ticking again". The News Minute. 2018-10-01. Archived from the original on 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  6. ^ Fredrick, Oliver (2017-05-28). "Lucknow's historic Hussainabad clock tower, others waiting to catch up with time". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-19.

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