Clock Tower, former Public Record Office (now Maughan Library, King's College London) by Sir James Pennethorne. 1865-71. Chancery Lane, London EC4. [Click on these images for larger pictures.] Later additions to the Library in include the Clock Tower, which incorprates a water-tank (1865), and the ornamental pepper-pot towers (1869-71). The figures on the front and sides of the Clock Tower's summit are the work of Joseph Durham (1866), and are of Queens Victoria, Anne and Maud ("Façade of [former] Public Record Office"). The one facing the courtyard, and above the main entrance, is of Queen Victoria.

Other Views of the exterior of the former Public Record Office

Views of the interior

Photograph at left and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. Photograph at right by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Chancery Lane Library & Information Services Centre. Booklet printed for King's College London(n.d.).

"Façade of (former) Public Record Office."

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