The Clock

In 1864 a magnificent striking clock was installed in the centre of the tower, with faces on both the front and rear walls.
The flat-bed mechanism of the clock, an innovation introduced only a few years before, is similar to that used for Big Ben, and is open to view on the second floor of the tower. The clock and bell strike are powered by two large stone weights.
The clock strikes the hour on a bell weighing 1100 lbs (about 500 kg), which is housed in one of the turrets.
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Preston Tower
NE67 5DH