Located at the corner of Lidget Street and Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley, Huddersfield.
The tower bears the following inscription: "This tower was erected by James Nield Sykes, Esq.. J.P., of Field Head, Lindley, for the benefit of his native village in 1902".
"The height of the tower is exaggerated by the slim buttresses, placed diagonally on the corners, terminating with pinnacles above the eaves of the steeply-swept copper roof. The stress on verticality and elongation is further heightened by the mullions to the bell chamber, the attenuation of the sculptured figures, the slit windows and the panelling of the door. The form of the tower is entirely novel. It has been argued that the essential attribute of Art Nouveau is the S curve, but Lindley Clock Tower is clearly a work inspired by the same ideals that motivated all Art Nouveau, the cultivation of art as an end in itself and the forming of a new and unprecedented style-literally an art nouveau." "[Archer, J. H. G. - Edgar Wood : a notable Manchester architect', transactions of the Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society, vols, 73-74, 1963-64, pp, 153-187, (published 1966).]
The tower is built in local stone and the figures and the copper top were executed by Stirling Lee, a sculptor whom Wood employed on several occasions.
It strikes me that the semi-circular tower, shown in the image below, on one side of the main tower is a device Wood used again in the First Church of Christ Scientist. It was also for the same purpose to house a circular staircase.
Take a look inside