Conservation of The Castle Rushen Clock

The Castle Rushen Clock has been keeping time in Castletown for centuries. It is similar to a very small surviving number of wooden-framed, 16th century turret clocks, but it has some unique features and is in a remarkable state of preservation.

In 2009 the clock it was damaged when the striking weight fixing failed. It was removed to the Conservation Studio for study and repair.

Radio carbon dating confirmed the age of the clock and x-ray fluorescence analysis that most parts are original, contrary to previous opinion. The clock has been carefully cleaned and restored to running order without alteration to any original components. We have followed as closely as we can the pattern and design of comparable clocks, though these are few in number.

For more detail on the Castle Rushen Clock Conservation Project please follow the link to the project blog. Here you will find pictures and videos, commentary and also links to documents, background information.

For more detail on the Castle Rushen Clock Conservation Project please visit the project blog. Here you will find pictures and videos, commentary and also links to documents, background information.

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