Copies of these notices are also displayed on the Village Noticeboard, outside the Reading Room, Stratford Road SP1 3LL
PROPOSAL TO FIT AUTOWINDER UNITS TO TURRET CLOCK, ST LAWRENCE CHURCH, STRATFORD SUB CASTLE.
Description of proposal in relation to intention to submit a petition for a faculty authorising the works.
The clock mechanism is seated within the church tower. It drives the single hand in front of the clock-face and the chiming mechanism that strikes one of the six bells in the tower. The clock is thought to have been constructed in the early part of the 18th Century and is a fine example. The picture below shows the large detachable manual winding handle, attached to the chiming cylinder.
The clock sits on a substantial wooden frame. There is sufficient clearance around the barrels to enable drive sprockets to be fitted. The autowinder units will be fitted to a metal frame bolted underneath the clock directly on to the wooden frame.
The weight lines will use the existing pulleys in their current location. A qualified electrician will fit two 13A sockets near to the clock, to provide power supply to the autowinders; the winders and frame will be earthed for safety.
The proposed installation will be carried out by a specialist in the conservation, repair and maintenance of turret clocks.
Text and photo on behalf of Mr J Platt Chair, St. Lawrence PCC, Fabric Sub-Committee, 21 May 2020.
Link to a video of the church clock being wound.
There is a rota for church-opening and clock winding volunteers that has had to be temporarily suspended during COVID-19.