Archive for December 2, 2016

Hampton Court (5): Astronomical Clock

Posted: December 2, 2016 in London, UK


The clock, designed by Nicholas Cratzer and built by Nicholas Oursain, was originally installed on the gatehouse to the inner court in 1540. It is 15 foot in diameter and has 3 separate dials all rotating at different speeds. It was restored in 1711 and again in 2007 and is still in working order.