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.
Clock. Long case clock. An eight-day striking longcase clock, the square brass dial signed by Job Grice, Lancaster (fl.1797-1830). The movement dates from circa 1730, but the case has a date of 1689, and initials 'HRM'. The case was probably made up by Pugin, using door panel from a 17th century 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) Square brass dial: Job Grice
Makers and roles
Job Grice, clockmaker