Longcase clock

Job Grice
National Trust Inventory Number 1170875

Category Horology
Date 1730
Materials Brass, Glass, Wood
Place of origin Lancaster
Collection Chirk Castle, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
On show at Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Wales, National Trust

This carved oak long-case clock has a lovely mellow resonance and is thought to have been made up by A.W.Pugin from the wood of a 17th century cupboard. Pugin was commissioned by Robert Myddelton from 1846-1849 to redecorate the castle in Victorian Gothic style. The clock is displayed in The Cromwell Hall the most complete of Pugin’s interiors to survive.

Summary description

Eight-day striking longcase clock, the square brass dial signed by Job Grice, Lancaster (fl.1797-1830) the movement of c.1730, but the case with date 1689, and initials 'HRM'; case probably made up by Pugin, using door panel from a 17thc cupboard. Pendulum incorporates rider with spear and inscription 'Don...?'


Amongst chattels previously on loan to the National Trust from the Myddelton family. These chattels were purchased on behalf of the National Trust in the Christie's auction at Chirk on 21st June 2004.

Marks and inscriptions

HRM 1689 (case)

Makers and roles

Job Grice, clockmaker

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Place of origin Lancaster (473)
Materials Brass (23739)
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Category Horology (2073)
Collection Chirk Castle, Wrexham (Accredited Museum) (2329)
Periods 18th century (85159)
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Object Type Longcase clock (302)

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