The oldest clocks in Britain are called turret or tower clocks. Some have been in use for more than 600 years. This one is more recent but is of a traditional design with a wrought iron framework. On either side are the timekeeping and striking gears which were driven by weights from below. It would have been fitted with a pendulum, an invention of the 1600s, although this is now missing.
This object is on display at RAMM in the Courtyard.