• St Martins Clock, Coney Street, York

    Image ID
    FOT1093685
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    3.8 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2592 x 3888 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    219 x 329 mm
    8.6 x 13.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    St Martins Clock York clock Little Admiral mechanism time piece England tourist attraction stock image stock photo
    Description
    St Martins Clock in Coney Street, York. The clock overhanging the street, topped by the figure of a naval officer affectionately known as the Little Admiral, is one of York's most familiar sights. Its biggest refurbishment since it was restored to the rebuilt church in 1966 has ensured that it now looks better than ever. There has been a clock overhanging the street at St Martin's probably since 1668. Although nothing now remains of the original, the famous Little Admiral dates from 1779, and the decorated bracket and ornaments from 1856. Damaged when the church was almost destroyed by fire in 1942, the local clockmaker Geoffrey Newey built a new movement in 1966 which like its predecessor was housed in the tower and drives the hands by means of a series of connected rods running some 20 metres over the roof. His is one of the last traditional turret clock movements to be installed in this country.
    Uploader
    Janet Czekirda
    Contributor
    Janet Czekirda
    Date Taken
    2010-07-19
    Uploaded on
    2013-02-22
    Collection
    Time pieces
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
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