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Maengwyn Street Machynlleth Powys Wales
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Machynlleth town clock sits at the junction of Maengwyn Street and Penrallt Street in Machynlleth, Powys. The impressive town clock in the town square has been keeping time and keeping watch over the small mid Wales’ town since the 1870's. The 78-foot (23.7m) tall Victorian timepiece clock continues to overlook the popular weekly street markets into the 21st Century. The clock was built to mark the coming of age of Charles Stuart Vane-Tempest, Viscount Castlereagh, the eldest son of the Fifth Marquess of Londonderry. The foundation stone was laid during festivities that took place on 15 July 1874. By the 21st century the stonework was looking a bit worse for wear and the long road to refurbish the historic town clock began. In 2010 a grant of £49,700 was awarded to Machynlleth Town Council by the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund the final phase of the project.
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