ALEXANDER of Puttenham Heath has a fine old clock made by (or at least bearing the name of)
“Wm STEPHENS of Godalming” The side of the clock-case bears the initials with the date underneath
(both perforated) of the original owner
Philip AVENELL of Farnham was the maker of most of the Clocks in Puttenham. The dials are of
Brass – the hour circle of a white metal – the cherubic decoration at the corners of cast brass.
Numerals Roman, hour hand only.
James BROWN is now 64 years old – His clock (one of P. AVENELL’S make) belonged to his
Grandfather – Philip AVENELL therefore must have made clocks as early as the year 1750 –
A William AVENELL of Farnham made Edward’s clock circa 1800.
The oldest clock in the village is the property of old Mrs MOLLARD. The maker’s name does not
Appear. The centre of the dial is elaborately engraved with a design of lilies and conventional
flowers. Above the dial is a design of dolphins and flowers in openwork, the details being
engraved on the flat surface of the figures.
The frame of the mechanism stands on globular feet – whilst corresponding finials crown the angular
shafts. Two curved belts pan from finial to finial diagonally and the bell is suspended at the intervention.
The supporter of the bell follow its curvature and at a distance are hardly visible. The outer rim or
edge of the hour circle projects beyond the round columns at the side – the whole is brass – admirably
executed and in excellent preservation. It must have been made about 1680.
Mrs HIGLETT of Seale has a time piece obviously the work of the maker.
George BUDD’s clock bears the following inscription:
The dial is engraved with flowers and gilt. The hour circle is silvered and from the character of the
Inscription I should assign it to the end of the 17th Century.
Mrs BUDD said that her husband’s grandfather had it the last 40 years.
John AYLEWARD made the old clock at the Town Hall,
(the dial at least) over the principal street.
There is also a good sketch of the clock belong to Mrs MOLLARD
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