Cunningham Clock Tower
کننگہام گھنٹہ گھر
A view of the Cunningham Clock Tower
34°00′35″N 71°34′33″E / 34.009846°N 71.575784°E / 34.009846; 71.575784
LocationPeshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
TypeClock tower
Completion date1900

The Cunningham Clock Tower (Urdu: ‎کننگہام گھنٹہ گھر) in Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, was built in 1900,[1] "in commemoration of the Her Majesty the Queen Empress Victoria". The tower was named after Sir George Cunningham,[2] former British governor and political agent in the province.


Designed by James Strachan, the Municipal Engineer of Peshawar, the foundation stone was laid by the George Cunningham, Governor of the North West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in 1898. It was opened to the public in 1900 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The construction of the building was funded by Balmukand family.[3]

The building was damaged in the 1965 indo-pak war when an Indian plane mistook it for the airstrip of Peshawar airport. It was then rebuilt in 2003 by Haroon Bilour.[3]


The tower is 31 feet in diameter. Its base is 13 by 4 metres (43 ft × 13 ft) and stands 26 metres (85 ft) tall at the Ghanta Ghar Chowk (“Clock Tower Square”).


See also


  1. ^ Nadiem, Ihsan H. (2007). Peshawar: heritage, history, monuments. Sang-e-Meel Publications. ISBN 9789693519716. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Tahir, M. Athar (2007). Frontier facets: Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Gantha Ghar: The Historic Clock Tower of Peshawar".