The Clock of St Martin Le Grand Church

St Martin’s is now a haven of calm in the heart of York, but in 1942 it was reduced to a smouldering ruin during a bombing raid on the city. The church stood desolate until restoration work began in 1961.

The clock, first fitted in 1668, and the gilded head of Father Time are replacements for the originals destroyed in the air raid. The jaunty ‘Little Admiral’ however, survived the fire and is still taking a sighting of the sun with his sextant.

The Clock of St Martin Le Grand Church

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 27th 2018

6 Responses to “The Clock of St Martin Le Grand Church”

  1. What a beautiful clock – sadly I think we missed that when we had a day trip to York a few years ago.

  2. Hels says:

    Is the renovated clock an exact replica of the original design? I mean both the clock itself and the beautiful, decorative black and gold bracket

  3. Oh I was in there just a few months ago!