Tick, tock

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country - Rachael Davies

NOSTELL PRIORY, West York­shire, is com­mem­o­rat­ing the 300th birth­day of the long-case Har­ri­son Clock—one of only three in ex­is­tence built by in­ven­tor John Har­ri­son, who was born in Nostell vil­lage in 1693— with a sound-and-sight in­stal­la­tion of 2,000 work­ing clocks.

Or­gan­ised by artist Luke Jer­ram, they will be care­fully ar­ranged, with each one set to a dif­fer­ent time so that the ticks and tocks will form a mu­si­cal ca­coph­ony for vis­i­tors to en­joy. As well as ex­am­ples gath­ered by Mr Jer­ram, the Nostell com­mu­nity is do­nat­ing 500 clocks.

Har­ri­son made wooden clocks through­out his youth, but was most well known for in­vent­ing the marine chronome­ter, which saved many sea­far­ing lives.

‘Har­ri­son’s Gar­den’ will make its de­but at Nostell on Satur­day, March 25, un­til July 9, be­fore trav­el­ling on to Cas­tle Drogo in Devon, Gunby Hall in Lin­colnshire and Pen­rhyn Cas­tle in Wales. Vis­i­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to do­nate clocks to the in­stal­la­tion. Visit www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/nostell for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Cap­tain Hook’s night­mare: a cel­e­bra­tion of the Har­ri­son clock will feature 2,000 work­ing clocks, syn­chro­nised to form a mu­si­cal ca­coph­ony

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