The sun-dial shown is high on the South wall near the porch. It is dated 1833.
The clock was installed as part of the Victorian restoration of the church in 1896. This colourised photograph taken in or before 1907 shows the church with its probably white faced clock. On the right hand edge may be seen the Grinton corn mill which was demolished in the 1950s. Much more is described on the Grinton village/Corn Mill page.
This photograph of the tower was taken in about 1990.
This photograph of Morris dancers was taken in 2004. The clock-face had been painted pale blue a few years previously.
The clock makers removing the old clock face.
© N. Colman
The old clock-face was made from lead on a wooden former. When removed, it partially collapsed under its own weight. Unusually, one hand was found to be made of brass and the other of steel.
© N. Colman
Removal of the clock-face left the hole through to the clock works seen here.
Close-up of previous photograph.
William Potts & Sons of Leeds made the original clock which was installed in 1896. They were also responsible for making and installing the new clock-face in early 2009. The new face is made of fibre-glass.
When entering Grinton along the Richmond road the new clock-face is clearly seen.
The original clock was made and installed in 1896 as part of the major restoration of the Church. It is driven by weights hanging down the tower.
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