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HER Number:MDV5504
Name:Town Clock, Hartland

Summary

Town clock dating to 1622-23.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 258 244
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (XVII - 1622 AD to 1623 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, J. H., 1904-1905, Devonshire Clock and Watchmakers, 155 (Article in Serial). SDV17111.

Morcombe,jnr made the town clock for Hartland in 1622-23, "new made" it 1657-58, supposed to be a conversion from a balance to pendulum.


Chope, R. P., 1916-1917, West Country Clock and Watch Makers, 186 (Article in Serial). SDV321818.

The Hartland Clock is possibly the oldest in the county.


Rogers, I., 1922 - 1923, Some Ancient Clocks in North Devon, 359-361 (Article in Serial). SDV6732.

A 30-hour turret clock with an old verge and balance escapement was made by John Morcombe, of Barnstaple, in 1657-1658 and placed in the town hall of Harton in Hartland Parish. The anchor or recoil escapement replaced the earlier escapement 10 or 12 years later, when Harton town hall was converted into a chapel of ease in 1839 the clock was preserved and placed in the entrance turret, where it was still in good working order in 1922. The mechanism of the clock is illustrated and described in good detail. Other details: Plate.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 591 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

John Morcombe,of Barnstaple made the town clock for Hartland in 1622-23, "new made" it 1657-58, supposed to be a conversion from a balance to pendulum. Clock placed in entrance turret in 1839 when town hall converted to chapel of ease.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17111Article in Serial: Buck, J. H.. 1904-1905. Devonshire Clock and Watchmakers. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 3. 155.
SDV321818Article in Serial: Chope, R. P.. 1916-1917. West Country Clock and Watch Makers. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 9.1. 186.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 591.
SDV6732Article in Serial: Rogers, I.. 1922 - 1923. Some Ancient Clocks in North Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 12. Unknown. 359-361.

Associated Monuments

MDV92Related to: Chapel of St. John, Hartland (Building)
MDV71401Related to: Hartland, Town Hall (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV3217 - CLOCK (XVI to Unknown - 1540 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 2:14PM