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About the Clock Tower

Surbiton's Coronation Clock Tower was completed in 1908, to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902. The tower stands 20 metres high and is an important landmark for Surbiton and the Royal Borough of Kingston. It is located in the Claremont Conservation Area and is a Grade I Listed monument.

Centenary Event 3 July 2008 – a Royal Occasion

HRH the Earl of Wessex Prince Edward came to Surbiton on 3 July. His visit marks 100 years since the Clock Tower was erected in honour of his great-great-grandfather, King Edward VII. The Earl met local school children and he unveiled a new commemorative plaque on the Clock Tower.

Saving the Clock Tower

Local people and organisations have formed a group to secure the future of the clock tower. The group, called the Friends of the Coronation Clock Tower is raising funds for essential repair that was carried out in 2007 and for ongoing maintenance. The Friends o the Coronation Clock Tower includes local councillors, local residents, Kingston University, Surbiton Rotary Club and The Friends of the Kingston Museum and Heritage Service. Sponsors so far include English Heritage, Heritage for London Trust and Waitrose Ltd .

The Unveiling

Watch a video of
Prince Edward's visit to Surbiton

Image Gallery

View photgraphs of the clock tower
over the years and its restoration