Cunningham Clock Tower
کننگہام گھنٹہ گھر
Ghanta Ghar Peshawar.jpg
A view of the Cunningham Clock Tower
Cunningham Clock Tower is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Cunningham Clock Tower
Location in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Cunningham Clock Tower is located in Pakistan
Cunningham Clock Tower
Cunningham Clock Tower (Pakistan)
CoordinatesCoordinates: 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 Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen Empress". The tower was named after Sir George Cunningham,[2] former British governor and political agent in the province.

Design and Opening

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 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.

Structure

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”).

Gallery

References

  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.