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Description: The Blacksmiths Clock
The Clock House
Date Listed: 3 July 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 289986
OS Grid Reference: TQ0954347498
OS Grid Coordinates: 509543, 147498
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2162, -0.4330
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ABINGER C.P. GUILDFORD ROAD
TQ 04NE Abinger Hammer
The Blacksmiths Clock
3/18 only, The Clock House
House with clock attached. Building dates from 1891 by W. O. Milne and J. C. Hall,
clock added in 1908 by Lady Farrer in memory of her husband, Sir H. Farrer who
built the house. Clock designed by Connor O'Brien and built by Smith of Derby.
Square wooden bracket on angle of house with angle piers and panelled on each
face. Cartouche carving on each side with blacksmiths anvil and hammers in chain
roundel on west side. Clock face on east side with crest below. Inscription
panel between:- "By me you know how fast to go". On the west side:- "For you at
home I part the day/work and play twixt sleep and meals". Carved foliate bracket
attached to front side which supports figure of blacksmith with hammer poised to
strike a bell suspended from gallows containing Abinger Hammer sign. Cornice
above main bracket with square section plinth over. Chamfered angles and panelled
sides with clock face to west side and garland carvings. Dated on front under
cornice and domed lead roof. Main house brick and tile hung with casement
fenestration, not of special interest.
Listing NGR: TQ0954847505
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Source: English Heritage
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