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Stopped Clocks is a public collaborative project which exists to first document all the stopped clocks in the UK, with the aim being to restore those we can to working order.

Anyone can help, so please send us any information on stopped clocks in your area and by all means post here at the blog.

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Another one!!

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On the edge of Little Dunmow in Essex.

Posted by 540air

Winter's Pub

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Little Underbank, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1LA
Once the premises of Jacob Winter, clock/ watchmaker, silversmith, jeweller & optician,
also a local councillor. Mid 19th century, now a Joseph Holts pub.
Clearly the publican can't afford to fix it, Holts (the landlords) seem to be dragging
their feet, apparently the town council isn't interested despite lots of money going into
improving the area. Surely something like that is a landmark and an attraction, a reason
for visitors to bother going up that hilly sidestreet, just because it's about to strike
the hour?

Posted by hildegard

Tottenham Court Road

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Both sides stopped...

paul - HARD TO TELL IF IS THE SAME CLOCK? This in front of Multiyork Furniture at 95 Tottenham Court Road.


Posted by Judo-Jule


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Between Waltham Abbey and Waltham Cross.

Posted by 540air

Shoreditch st leonards church

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lots of stopped clock faces.

Posted by Alfie

Stopped Clock, Bideford, Devon

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From Neil Thomas:

"I spotted this stopped clock whilst on holiday in Bideford, Devon. It
is stuck at 3.15. It is on the wall of Quay House and faces the Quay and
the River Torridge."

Posted by Alfie

Newcastle Upon Tyne Stopped Clock

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From Brian Ronald:

"This clock is one of a matched pair. Its twin, on the junction of Pilgrim Street and Blackett Street, is in fine working order, and has a very distinctive chime. See the working one here:

See the context of the attached photographs here, where this clock appears on the second photo:

(Those are not my web site)

In the attached pictures, you will see all four faces. Despite having four faces with the hands all in random positions, it is still only correct twice a day, since three of the faces show "impossible" times, most notably the half-past-two-on-the-hour face. A third photograph is taken from directly beneath the clock, showing that the workings have been replaced with old plastic bags.

Like its twin, this clock used to be situated above a jeweller's shop. The name of Herbert Brown is still on the faces. They have vacated the premises, which is now home to Newcastle's branch of

Feel free to use and publish these pictures as you see fit.


Brian Ronald
Newcastle upon Tyne"

Posted by Alfie

Bolton, Town Centre

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From Irene:

"This clock is in BOLTON town centre, over the Cheshire B.S. It has
been like this for about 10 years. The building used to be Boots but
when it closed it was divided into the Cheshire and Waterstones. About
5 years ago I wrote to the Cheshire and they promised to get it seen to
but nothing happened. It is in a very prominent position on the
precinct opposite Marks and Spencer and I think typical of today that
nobody seems bothered about it. I have never seen it mentioned in the
local paper. If it can't be repaired why don't they remove it?"

Posted by Alfie