Inside the Clocktower

The clock mechanism is the work of the renowned clockmakers Thwaites & Reed of Clerkenwell, London who claim to be the oldest clockmaking company in the world, being founded in 1740 but able to trace their origins back to 1610. For many years, they were responsible for maintaining the Great Clock at the Palace of Westminster, known to all as Big Ben.


The photographs below were taken in June 2013.


A plate states that the mechanism was renovated in 1958 by the original manufacturers Thwaites & Reed.




Pendulum (disabled following installation of electric motor).


Fibreglass inserts that replaced original glass windows.


Stairs to the clocktower.

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