Conservation Works to Wells Cathedral’s Clock

Scaffolding goes up this week at Wells Cathedral to the famous Cathedral clock and surrounding masonry to allow close inspection in preparation for the next major phase of conservation work. The outside clock on the North Face of the Cathedral (opposite Vicars’ Hall) dates from the 15th Century and is thought to be one of the oldest continuously working external clock faces in Britain, and is connected directly to the internal clock face, considered to probably be the second oldest clock in the world to survive in original condition and still be in use.

We are grateful to the Friends of Wells Cathedral for supporting this phase of the works. Following the results of the inspections, a phased programme of repair and restoration will follow, for which further financial support will be needed.

If you would like to know more about supporting this important project or about fundraising in general at Wells Cathedral please contact Nicholas Selman, Director of Development via or phone 01749 832 214.