"The Clock in the Cathedral" Exeter Things to Do Tip by Fen

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  The Clock
by Fen
 
 

The clock, in the north wall of the north tower was the gift of Bishop Peter Courtenay, (1478-87)
A minutes dial was added in 1759. The fleur-de-lys represents the sun and goes round a 24 hour dial, with mid-day at the top and mid-night at the bottom. The moon's phases are shown and the day of the lunar month can be read from the inner ring. The gold ball in the centre represents the earth.The tracery in the bottom right belongs to the top of the Sylke Chantry (Chapel of the Holy Cross).

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  • Written May 11, 2005
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