St Giles’ Church Clock

ClockThe St Giles church clock is a very old lady indeed.  We are pretty sure that it is the clock from the old Norman Church which preceded this one built in 1858.

The clock has a blacksmith forged wrought iron frame “Birdcage” dating from the 17th to 18th Century’s and the mechanism itself has a “Recoil” escapement which dates it from a similar period.

We have been fortunate in having the clock restored by the company whose recent work includes the “Great Clock of Westminster” Big Ben and the oldest clock in Salisbury Cathedral. The old lady can look forward to many more years’ service for it has been completely refurbished and is now auto wound and auto regulated, and yes! You will be able to set the time by it.  

Ken Dunn Chair Clock Team