Church Clock - Church of the Holy Cross, Ilam-Moor Lane, Ilam, Staffordshire. DE6 2AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 53° 03.197 W 001° 48.214
30U E 580192 N 5878867
Quick Description: An impressive C11th parish church remodeled in 1855-6 under Sir George Gilbert Scott has a single clock face.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/16/2016 9:50:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMQQ1K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This Grade I listed parish Church of the Holy Cross is most likely C11th in origin as the earliest fabric is in the south wall of the nave, a blocked C11th doorway. It was partly rebuilt in the C13th and extended in 1618 and 1831, and subsequently underwent major restoration in 1855-6 under the direction of Sir George Gilbert Scott.

It is built of coursed and squared rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings, clay tile roofs with bands of shaped tiles and coped verges, and comprises a west tower with five bells, a three-bay nave, a chancel, a north aisle, and north-east and south-east chapels.

The west tower has a C13th lancet window to the ground floor on the south side, a restored west window of two trefoil headed lights, two trefoiled belfry openings to each side, on the east and west side are trefoiled openings under roll-head mouldings in the gable end above a stringcourse , and a Saddleback roof.

The clock face is mounted on the west face of the church tower below the two lower bell openings on that face and facing Ilam Hall, presumably so that the occupants of the hall would easily tell the service times. It is a standard round face with a raised outer rim acting as a drip course. The outer ring, minute and hour marks, Roman numerals and slightly ornate hands are all painted gold on a black ground.
Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: 1/1/1856

Web link to additional info: Not listed

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