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St James Church Clock

The face of the church clock is mounted the north wall of the tower. The clock mechanism was refurbished in 1999 by Andrew J Nicholls and an electric winding mechanism was added. 

A weight-driven birdcage clock is on a platform high above the floor of the chamber above the first floor Ringing Room, directly behind the dial on the north wall of the tower. It strikes the hours on the tenor, and its long pendulum swings halfway between the platform and the floor. The original clock weights dropped to the floor of the Ringing Room below and had to be wound weekly by hand, but in around 2002 a pair of Huygens Auto Winders were installed by A.J. Nicholls of Bristol. The new weights now only drop to the platform.