South Muskham
St Wilfrid


The clock was manufactured by G.F. Cope of Nottingham and installed in May 1882 as a gift from the Reverend A. Wood.

The movement can be described as a two train (i.e. time side and strike side), mechanism of flatbed construction with a pin wheel escapement, the pallets mounted directly on the pendulum and the pendulum suspended from a double spring suspension. The whole movement is mounted on two cast iron brackets set in to the wall. The clock uses a ‘dead beat’ type of escapement called the pin wheel escapement.

The pendulum appears to be a wooden rod rather than the more expensive zinc and iron compensation pendulum. (With thanks to Mr Alan Middleton, curator of the British Horological Institute Ltd).