Repairs carried out June-September 2021 with grant assistance from the Historic Houses Federation.  The tower was leaning towards at one corner due to rot in a supporting beam and had racked out of shape.  Consequently the clock spindles were out of alignment and the clock had been inoperative for decades.  All timber structures were repaired and redecorated, a new steel supporting structure was inserted and used to pull the tower plumb, the clock was removed for future public display and an electric clock now runs the new clock faces and strikes the bell on the hour, just as it would once have regulated daily life on the Estate.  Interesting fact: the wooden structure was reused from a previous building which once had four clock faces, most likely a chapel as the bell is marked “VOCO VENI PRECARE” (I call, come, pray).

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