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Turret clock from Moor House, Larden Hall , 1600-1699.

This clock was found in an attic at Larden Hall, on Wenlock Edge. With no clock face, the clock was only able to strike hours. Unfortunately, today the bell is also missing from this clock. Some historians believe that this clock dates back to the Century.

Clocks have been an essential part of everyday life for hundreds of years as a means of gathering people together for meetings, work or worship. The first record of mechanical clocks existing is in the 13th century, as a means of waking monks for Clocks were then increased in size, so that they were large enough to strike a bell in a church tower. The earliest record of a turret clock dates back to 1386 and a contract between Reginald Glover and Salisbury Cathedral, to ensure that the clock The belfry was maintained.

Turret clocks then quickly spread through the country, appearing on church towers, monasteries and royal palaces. By the 19th century, turret clocks were being added to factories, to ensure that workers arrived on time. However, as pocket watches Cheaper, turret clocks became less important to everyday life.

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Record number BDNNM:1000-566

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