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St Andrew's Church Clock

 

The orignal tower clock, built by a local clock-maker, Aaron Cheeseborough, and used from 1721 to 1789.  Now restored to full working order and located inside the tower, close to the entrance. This is the oldest part of the church, built in 1397 - the walls are six feet thick (1.8m).

 

St Andrew's Church Clock

 

The orignal tower clock, built by a local clock-maker, Aaron Cheeseborough, and used from 1721 to 1789.  Now restored to full working order and located inside the tower, close to the entrance. This is the oldest part of the church, built in 1397 - the walls are six feet thick (1.8m).

 

comments (8)

That's just fantastic!!!!
Tom Wilson: Isn't it just - you never know what you are going to find in old churches!
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 31 Aug 2017, 04:48
I love the way it is presented, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Yes, giving such access to the works is very unusual.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 31 Aug 2017, 05:48
A delightful and historic piece of machinery
Tom Wilson: I imagine that groups of horologists converge on it from time to time smile
What a fine clock it is Tom
Tom Wilson: It was nice to have such a close view of the mechanism, too.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 31 Aug 2017, 08:26
What a superb clock Tom. It is great that it is still functioning, thanks to some clever restorers.
Tom Wilson: It looked to be quite a simple mechanism, too - I suppose that not having to drive a minute hand had something to do with that.
How good that it hasn't been thrown away when it stopped working.
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Brian.
Your last sentence gives me the shivers to believe these buildings can still exist.
Tom Wilson: We've got lots of 'em, Mary - and there are much older ones in other parts of Europe - just imagine the lighthouse, still in use in A Cornuna in Spain, which was built in about AD150!
It looks quite contemporary Tom.
Tom Wilson: Rather modernist, eh? smile

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