A turret clock makes a positive contribution to an area around a church, and will often be a strong visual and aural presence in a community. A programme of simple routine care, annual maintenance and, very rarely, more extensive work should keep a well-made turret clock working for many years.

The downloadable guide includes information on routine care for the clock, the annual inspection and what to expect of your clock maker, both for an annual visit and when more major works are contemplated

Much of the information in the guidance note is for mechanical (clockwork) turret clocks. If you have a more modern electric (or synchronous) maintenance may be necessary to the dials and hands (section 5) and to the bell hammers, if necessary (section 6).

For more detail on turret clocks please consult the Clock Advisers Forum Turret Clock Code of Practice.

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Close up of a clock mechanism