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Deneys Clock,
Watton Street (corner Station Street),
Werribee

Citation

Wyndham City Libraries, “Deneys Clock,
Watton Street (corner Station Street),
Werribee,” Wyndham History, accessed March 22, 2019, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/433.
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Description

A clock located above a cantilevered verandah located in the town centre.

Source

City of Wyndham Heritage Study 1997

Description

A clock located above a cantilevered verandah located in the town centre.

Title

Deneys Clock,
Watton Street (corner Station Street),
Werribee

Subject

Clocks - Werribee (Vic.), Deneys, Kenneth Charles, Tyzack, Charles William (Snr), Beamish, M. A.,

Creator

Wyndham City Libraries

Source

City of Wyndham Heritage Study 1997

Publisher

Context Pty Ltd

Date

1997

Contributor

Dr Carlotta Kellaway

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Deney’s Clock has been a local meeting place and landmark for many years.

The clock is located in the town centre, above a cantilevered verandah.  The verandah and associated shop have been modified over the years but the clock remains.  It is a large, square-faced clock in a metal case and set on a squat post.  The “Lions” insignia sits above the clock.

This clock, a local landmark, dates from the 1940s, when Kenneth Charles Deneys, haberdasher, took over the business of Charles W. Tyzack, draper,  in Lots 1 and 2 of Block 24 in the Werribee township.

From about 1920 Tyzack occupied a shop on the corner of Watton and Station Streets, (owned by M. A. Beamish) and owned a dwelling in Watton Street. The shop was valued at £53.  By 1925-26 the valuation of the corner shop had risen to £90.  By the mid-1930s, Tyzack was the owner of the shop valued at £70.

The clock installed on the two-storey corner building by Deneys in the 1940s has been a local landmark since then and has been used constantly by Werribee residents.

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