Everyone knows how important water is to sustain life, but what would our world be like without a way to keep time? Clocks sustain order and brings regularity to our days. In this view you can see both.
In 1835 Charles Morris (a generous benefactor of the poor) had a 50,000 gallon tank, fronted by a single story well room, built to collect the spring water from north valley. The water was then fed through to a public spout in the well room. In 1843 he then built a second story on top of the tank to support a single clock. This was in the days before everyone owned watches, so a way to know the time for the locals was quite useful. The dedication plaque on the wall above the door reads as follows;
"The inhabitants of north Malvern have placed this stone here to record that these tanks were erected at the sole expense of Charles Morris Jun.r Esq of Portman Square London in 1835 and 1836. Ye young and aged poor pray that the blessings of god be abundantly poured upon him who has here poured abundant blessings upon you."
Over time this wonderful building had slowly deteriorated, but now luckily the Malvern Spa Association along with the Heritage Lottery Fund have set about restoring this and other local springs. They have also installed a rather impressive set of gates designed by Rose Garrard and constructed by artist blacksmith Andrew Findlay.
More info and history on the Clock Tower (the Tank) can be found here
while the latest update from the Malvern Spa Association can be found here