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Clocks in EC3 London

St Magnus the Martyr

St Magnus the Martyr clock

This clock, projecting out from the tower of St Magnus the Martyr in Lower Thames Street, was provided by Lord Mayor Sir Charles Duncombe in 1709.

Before Old London Bridge was destroyed this clock hung over the roadway.

As an apprentice to a goldsmith, Charles Duncombe used to cross London Bridge every morning on his way to work. Never sure whether he was on time he vowed that if he ever became successful he would give a clock to the church.

The maker was Langley Bradley, a clockmaker in Fenchurch Street, who had worked for Wren on many other projects, including the clock for the new St Paul’s Cathedral.

See St Magnus the Martyr for information about the church itself.

The clock is attached to the side of the building at 48 Gracechurch Street but overhangs Eastcheap.

The clock is attached to the side of the building at 48 Gracechurch Street but overhangs Eastcheap.

The hands have a celestial look to them with a crescent moon and star visible.


St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane

St Mary at Hill clock

A large double‐faced clock extending several feet into the street.


Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market clock

St Edmund King & Martyr

St Edmund King & Martyr clock

48 Gracechurch Street

Gracechurch Street clock

The clock is attached to the side of the building at 48 Gracechurch Street but overhangs Eastcheap. The shape of the clock body is diagonal with round faces, one on each side. The predominant colour is black with the numbers, hands and some detailing in gold.

The hours are marked with traditional Roman numerals but four is marked IV instead of the usual IIII on clock faces. The hands have a celestial look to them with a crescent moon and star visible.


Daiwa Bank, King William Street

Daiwa Bank clock

All Hallows By The Tower

All Hallows By The Tower clock

On the west face of the Tower is a late 17th century carved and enriched wooden clock case with scrolls and pediment and a curved bracket under the supporting beam.


Royal Exchange, Cornhill

Royal Exchange clock
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