Laneham St Peter


The clock face

Funds were raised by local residents for a clock to mark the millennium. The clock was installed by The English Clock Company of France (no longer in existence). They used parts made by John Smith & Sons of Derby. The clock consists of a synchronous movement driving the hands and an electromagnetic hammer to strike the hours. The synchronous movement is connected to a restart unit avoiding manual adjustments for power cuts and summertime alterations. The hour hammer is controlled by an electronic control system.

A plaque on the west wall of the nave reads:

The Church Clock was purchased through the generosity of villagers and friends,
especially the patrons of the Ferryboat Inn
and first chimed at midnight on the final day of the Twentieth Century.

In 2003, a new movement and hands were installed, made by Shire Clocks.