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Stephen Simpson Wall Clock – Greta Bridge C1780

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Showing here a very rare wall clock signed by Stephen Simpson. The round silvered and engraved dial with separate seconds, minutes and hour divisions. Additionally with day, date and year calendar indicator around the outside.

The timepiece weight driven movement of 8 day duration and with fine shaped plates and wheel work.

Lovely mahogany cabinet with front hinged door and dust cover slide to the rear.

To sum up a fantastic clock in great condition and of lovely colour case.

A Roman fort was located at Greta bridge, next to the major Roman road that became the modern A66.

Greta Bridge is additionally mentioned in a Charles Dickens’s novel. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. This was the site of Dotheboys School.

The famous painting the Rokeby Venus by Diego Velázquez was originally housed at Rokeby Park, near Greta Bridge. It is now in the National Gallery in London.

Greta Bridge is a village on the River Greta in County Durham, England.