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Memorials

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers has an interest in and has accepted responsibility for a number of memorials to past clockmakers. These are visited annually, to ascertain their condition, by the Junior Warden.

Follow this link, or the links below, for directions / how to find these memorials

Thomas Earnshaw

  • Memorial consisting of a metal plaque on the wall of St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG. It was placed there by the Clockmakers Company in 1929. Click here for directions.

Rupert Thomas Gould

  • His grave is situated at St Giles’ Church, Ashstead  in Surrey. The grave is shared with his mother. Click here for directions

George Graham

John Harrison

  • The stone memorial slab in the floor of Westminster Abbey, London, was unveiled by HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in 2006 at a special celebration of the life and achievements of John Harrison, arranged by The Clockmakers’ Company. Click here for directions
  • His superb tomb stands prominently on the south side of St John’s Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London. The principal plaques on each side of the tomb measure 48″ long by 30″ high. The more obvious side is to John Harrison and the opposite side is to his son William ER.S. 1728-1815. The top slab reads ‘reconstructed at the expense of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London 1879, William Parker, Master’. Click here for directions
Harrison tomb 1

The tomb of John Harrison


  • Blue Plaque on the wall of Summit House, 17 Red Lion Square, London, on the corner of Red Lion Square with Dane Street. Click here for directions

Henry Jones

  • Memorial to Henry Jones in the Guild Church of St Dunstan-in-the-West, at 186a Fleet Street, London. It is one of the oldest of the memorials. Click here for directions

Samuel, Joseph & John Knibb

  • On 25th September 2010 a Blue Plaque commemorating the lives of the Knibb clockmakers was erected on the eastern gable end of Claydon Church Room, opposite Leys Farm at Claydon in North Oxfordshire. Leys Farm was a property subsequently much associated with the Knibb family. Click here for directions

Victor Kullberg

Thomas Tompion

  • Slate memorial stone to Thomas Tompion and George Graham at Westminster Abbey, London with incised lettering. It measures 45″ by 85″. Click here for directions.
  • There is a framed blue enamel plaque, in memory of Thomas Tompion and George Graham, on the wall at 67 Fleet Street, London. Click here for directions.
  • Memorial at St Mary Virgin, Northill, Bedfordshire, a plaque at the back of the Church on the west wall. Click here for directions.
  • The Clockmakers’ Company have placed a plaque on the cottage where he was born and brought up at Ickwell Green approximately half a mile from the Church. Click here for directions.
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