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ArtistMaker: (Architect: J. Greenhalgh WALKER)
TitleOfWork: 1 Baxter Gate
DescriptionOfPhoto: View 1st and 2nd floor windows.
DateOfCreation: 1892
Medium: ashlar
Location: 1 Baxter Gate
Street: Baxter Gate
TownOrVillage: Doncaster
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Doncaster
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: d0xx
Commission: Built between 1892 and 1895. Shop, offices (known as 'Oriel Chambers') and living accommodation. Listed Building: Grade II.
The building, with its octagonal clock tower, replaced a much-loved earlier construction with a prominent clock which protruded over the intersection of the two streets from the upper storey. For this reason it was known as 'Clock Corner'
Messr. H. Arnold & Son, of Doncaster, were the contractors for the brickwork and joinery and Messrs. J. Ratcliffe & Sons, of the Crossland Hill Quarries, Huddersfield, for the stonework. [1]

References: [1] Doncaster Review. May 1898, p.56

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