Albert Memorial Clock

Belfast, United Kingdom

The Albert Memorial Clock was completed in 1869 and is one of the best known landmarks of Belfast. It was built as a memorial to Queen Victoria's late Prince Consort, Prince Albert. The sandstone memorial was constructed between 1865 and 1869 by Fitzpatrick Brothers builders and stands 113 feet tall in a mix of French and Italian Gothic styles. The base of the tower features flying buttresses with heraldic lions. A statue of the Prince in the robes of a Knight of the Garter stands on the western side of the tower. A two tonne bell is housed in the tower and the clock was made by Francis Moore of High Street, Belfast.

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Founded: 1865
Category: Statues in United Kingdom

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Ingela Ivarsson (2 years ago)
Beautiful clock in the street scene
panyaphon phiphatkunarnon (2 years ago)
Nice to visit. Lot of space
Lee Ferry (3 years ago)
The time on the face of the clock is correct.
Toxteth O' Grady (3 years ago)
Quirky leaning clock, Belfast’s Leaning Tower of Pisa if you like!
Lee Woodhouse (3 years ago)
One of Belfast's best known Landmarks, this clock tower is a monument to the memory of Prince Albert; Queen Victoria's late Prince Consort. This clock tower also has another feature similar to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it leans. It has a lean of 1.25 metres to the vertical caused by building the clock tower on marsh land with wooden piles. The resulting subsidence is therefore translated in the clock tower leaning! The clock tower is constructed in a Gothic architectural style, and is decorated with floral decorations, ornately carved crowned lions, angels and gargoyles. It stands proudly at 35 metres high. Construction on the clock towerer started in 1865 and completed in 1869. The cost of the project was £2,500, and was raised by public subscription. If you are in Belfast, the Albert Memorial Clock is well worth a visit.
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