Horological Bibliography

Names of authors listed here, who are or were Freemen of the Clockmakers’ Company, are shown in gold.

London Clockmakers

Arnold: John Arnold and Son, V. Mercer (Ticehurst, 1972)
Barraud: Paul Philip Barraud, Cedric Jagger (London, 1968; supplement Ticehurst 1979)
Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster, Chris McKay (Oxford, 2010)
Clockmakers’ Company: Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, S.E. Atkins, W.H. Overall (privately printed, London, 1881)
[both Atkins and Overall were Clerks to the Clockmakers’ Company, and Atkins was Master in 1889]

Clockmakers’ Company: The Clockmakers of London, G.S.J. White (London, 1998)
Cole: Thomas Cole and Victorian clock making, J.B. Hawkins (Sydney, 1975)
Daniels: All in Good Time, George Daniels (Isle of Man, 2000; expanded, London, 2013)
Daniels: George Daniels, a Master Watchmaker and his Art, Michael Clerizo (London, 2013)
Dent: Edward John Dent and his Successors, V. Mercer (Ticehurst, 1977; supplement 1983)
Frodsham: The Frodshams, the Story of a Family of Chronometer Makers, V. Mercer (Ticehurst, 1981)
Harrison: Longitude, Dava Sobel (London, 1996)
Harrison: The Quest for Longitude, Ed. W.J.H. Andrewes, (Harvard, 1996)
Merlin: John Joseph Merlin, The Ingenious Mechanick (London, 1985)
Pinchbeck: Christopher Pinchbeck and His Family, R.K. Shenton (Ashford, 1976)
Synchronome Co.: Synchronome – Masters of Electrical Timekeeping, Robert H.A. Miles (Ticehurst, 2011)
Tompion: Thomas Tompion, his Life and Work, R.W. Symonds (London, 1951)
Tompion: Thomas Tompion at the Dial and Three Crowns, J. Evans (Wadhurst, 2006)
Tompion: Thomas Tompion, 300 Years, J.Evans, T. Carter, B. Wright (2013)
Vulliamy: The Vulliamy Clockmakers, D.G. Vulliamy (Wadhurst, 2003)
Windmills: Joseph and Thomas Windmills, Clock and Watchmakers, 1671–1737, J.A. Neale (Ticehurst, 1999).

British Provincial Clockmakers

Bath: Watch and Clock makers in the City of Bath, Ian White (Ticehurst, 1996)
Beaminster: Beaminster Clocks & Their Makers, David Beney (Beaminster, 1996)
Bedale: Bedale’s Clockmakers, David Severs (Northallerton, 2010)
Bedfordshire: Bedfordshire Clock & Watchmakers 1352–1880, C. J. Pickford (Bedford, 1991)
Birmingham: Watch and Clockmakers of Birmingham, J. McKenna (Birmingham, 1986)
Bristol and Bath: The clockmakers of Bristol, A. J. Moore (1999)
Buckinghamshire: Clock and Watchmakers of Buckinghamshire, Edward Legg (Bradwell Abbey Field Centre, 1976)
Cardiff (and the Vale of Glamorgan): Cardiff Clocks, William Linnard (Cardiff, 1999)
Central England: Clockmakers of Central England, J. McKenna (Ashbourne, 1997)
Chepstow: Chepstow Clock and Watch Makers, Ivor Walters (Chepstow, 1980)
Chester: “Compendium of Chester Gold & Silver Marks 1570-1962”, Maurice H. Ridgway & Philip T. Priestley (Antique Collectors Club Ltd, England, 2004)
Chester: Chester Clock and Clockmakers, Nicholas Moore (Chester Museum, 1976)
Chester: The Gloverstone Clockmakers of Chester, S. & D. Thomas (2012)
Cheshire: Clockmakers of Cheshire, Keith Appleby (Boughton, 1999)
Chew Valley: Bilbie and the Chew Valley clockmakers, A.J. Moore, R.W. Rice, and E. Hucker (1995)
Clwyd: Clockmaking in the Vale of Clwyd, Paul Parker (Denbigh, 1993)
Colchester: Colchester Clockmakers, Bernard Mason (Country Life, 1969)
Cornwall: Cornish Clocks and Clockmakers, H. Miles-Brown (David & Charles, 1970)
Cumberland: The Clockmakers of Cumberland: J. Penfold (Ashford, 1977)
Derby: John Whitehurst of Derby, Maxwell Craven (Ashbourne, 1996)
Derbyshire: Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Derbyshire, R.G. Hughes and Maxwell Craven (Ashbourne, 1998)
Devonshire: Devonshire Clockmakers, J.K. Bellchambers (Torquay, 1962)
Devonshire: Devon Clocks and Clockmakers, Clive Ponsford (David & Charles, 1985)
Dorset: Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers (including the Channel Islands) T. Tribe and P. Whatmoor (Oswestry, 1981)
Dunfermline: Dunfermline Clocks, Felix Hudson (Dunfermline, 1982)
Durham: Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham, Keith Bates (Northumberland, 1980)
Essex: Essex clock & watchmakers, Clive Osborne (London, 1979)
Exeter: Time in Exeter, C. Ponsford (Exeter, 1978)
Gloucestershire: Gloucestershire Clock and Watch Makers, Graham Dowler (Phillimore, 1984)
Grantham: Keeping Time …, Hugh F. Watson (Grantham, 2008)
Hamilton: Marking Time in Hamilton, W. Wallace (Hamilton, 1981)
Hampshire: Directory of Hampshire clockmakers, Martin Norgate (Hampshire, 1993)
Herefordshire: Herefordshire Clockmakers and Watchmakers, Tony Branston and John C. Eisel (Ashbourne, 2005)
Hertfordshire: The Clockmakers of Hertfordshire, E.J. Tyler (Ticehurst, 1997)
Hull & East Riding: Hull and East Riding Clocks, J.E.S. Walker (Hornsea Museum, 1982)
Kent: Kent Clocks and Clockmakers, Michael Pearson (Ashbourne, 1997)
Lancashire: Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers, Brian Loomes (David and Charles, 1975)
Lancashire: Biographical List of Clockmakers: North Lancashire and South Westmorland 1680–1900, Susan Stuart (Lancashire, 1996, addendum 1999)
Leeds: Potts of Leeds, Michael S. Potts (Ashbourne, 2006)
Leicestershire: Leicestershire Clockmakers, J. Daniel (Leicestershire Museums, 1975)
Leicestershire: The Deacon Family of Leicestershire Clockmakers, P.A. Hewitt and W. John Thornton (Ticehurst, 2008)
Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire Clockmakers, J.E.S. Walker (Lincolnshire Libraries, 1995)
Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire clock, watch and barometer makers, A.S.H. Wilbourn (Lincoln, 2001)
Llangollen: Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes, D.H. Bacon (Ticehurst, 2000)
Llancarfan: Henry Williams Lancarvan “A clock and watchmaker and a great farmer”, E.W. Cloutman & William Linnard (Tathan Books 2003)
Llanrwst: The Clockmakers of Llanrwst, Colin Brown (1993)
Manchester: Greater Manchester Clocks and Clockmakers, Edmund Davies (Ashbourne, 2007)
Nantwich: Nantwich Clockmakers, A.A. Treherne (Nantwich Museum, 1986)
Newcastle: Timepieces of Newcastle, Brenda Whitelock (Whitley Bay, 1992)
Norfolk and Norwich: Norfolk and Norwich Clockmakers, C. and Y. Bird (Ticehurst, 1996)
Northallerton: A Concise Guide to the Clockmakers of Northallerton and their Clocks, David Severs (Northallerton, 2008)
Northern England: Clockmakers of Northern England, Brian Loomes (Ashbourne, 1997)
Northumberland and Durham: Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham, Keith Bates (Northumberland, 1980)
Nottinghamshire: Clock and watch makers of Nottinghamshire, H. Mather (Nottingham, 1979)
Odiham: The Clockmakers of Odiham, Mark Forrester (2007)
Ormskirk: Ormskirk Clockmakers and Watchmakers, Anthony Daly (Ashbourne, 2006)
Oxfordshire: Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400–1850, Dr. C.F.C. Beeson (Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, 1989)
Oxfordshire: The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire, Tim Marshall (Ashbourne, 2013)
Pontypool: Charles Vaughan of Pontypool, William Linnard (Cardiff, 2005)
Ripon: Ripon’s Clockmakers, David Severs (Northallerton, 2013)
Rutland: Time in Rutland, Robert Ovens and Sheila Sleath (Oakham, 2002)
Salisbury: Clocks and Clockmakers of Salisbury, Michael Snell (Salisbury, 1986)
Scotland: Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850, J. Smith (1903, 1921, Republished Wakefield, 1975)
Scotland: Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Scotland, Donald Whyte (Ashbourne, 2005)
Shropshire: Shropshire Clock and Watchmakers, D. Elliott (Phillimore, 1979)
Somerset: Somerset Clockmakers, J.K. Bellchambers (Torquay, 1969)
Somerset: The Clockmakers of Somerset, 1650–1900 , A. J. Moore (1998)
Somerset: The Thristle Clockmakers of Somerset, 1765–1899, including James Cole of Stowey, John Millard of Stogursey …, N. & D. Woodford (2012)
Stamford: Stamford Clocks and Watches, L. Tebbutt (Stamford, 1975)
Stirling: Old Stirling Clockmakers, C Allan (Stirling, 1990)
Stokesley: Stokesley’s Clockmakers, David Severs (Northallerton, 2008)
Swansea and district: Swansea clocks, Joanna Greenlaw (1997)
Suffolk: Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers, A.L. Haggar, L.F. Miller (Ticehurst, 1974; supplement 1979)
Sussex: The Clockmakers of Sussex, E.J. Tyler (Ashford, 1986)
Tiverton: Clocks and Clockmakers of Tiverton, Clive N. Ponsford, J.G.M. Scott and W.P. Authers (Tiverton, 1977)
Wales: Wales: Clocks and Clockmakers, William Linnard (Ashbourne, 2003)
Warminster: The Astronomical Clockmaker Edward Cockey and other Warminster Horologists, David Pollard (Warminster, 1998)
Warwick and Leamington: Clockmakers of Warwick and Leamington, W.A. Seaby (Warwick Museum, 1981)
Warwickshire: Watch and Clockmakers of Warwickshire, J. McKenna (Birmingham, 1985)
Westmorland: Westmorland Clocks and Clockmakers, Brian Loomes (David and Charles, 1974)
Whitchurch: Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Whitchurch, Richard Hughes (Whitchurch, 1987)
Wigan: The Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Wigan 1650–1850, A.J. Hawkes (Wigan, 1950)
Wiltshire: Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers, John Young (3 vols, Trowbridge, 2004, 2006, 2012)
Yorkshire: Yorkshire Clockmakers, Brian Loomes (Littleborough, 1985)

British Clock and Watchmaking, General

Apprentices: British Clockmakers & Watchmakers Apprentice Records 1710–1810, Dennis Moore (Ashbourne, 2003)
Bracket clocks: The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714–1830, Richard C.R. Barder (Woodbridge, 1993)
Brass dial clocks: Brass Dial Clocks, Brian Loomes (Woodbridge, 1998)
Carriage clocks: Carriage Clocks, Charles Allix & Peter Bonnert (Woodbridge, 1974)
Chatelaines: Chatelaines, G.E. Cummins, N.D. Taunton (Woodbridge, 1994)
Clocks and Watches: The World’s Great Clocks and Watches, C. Jagger (London, 1980)
Clocks (lower priced): Collectable Clocks 1840–1940, Alan Shenton & Rita Shenton (Woodbridge, 1985)
Clocks (thirty hour): English 30 Hour Clocks, Jeff Darken & J. Hooper (Woking, 1997)
Dial (wall) clocks: English Dial Clocks, R. E. Rose (Woodbridge, 1999)
Early clocks: Early English Clocks, Percy G. Dawson, C.B. Drover and D.W. Parkes (Woodbridge, 1982)
Early clockmakers: The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, Brian Loomes (London, 1982)
Eastern markets: English Clocks for the Eastern Markets (China & the Ottoman Empire 1580-1815), Ian White (Ticehurst, 2012)
Harrison: Harrison, Jonathan Betts, NMM, 1993 (new edition 2011)
Lantern clocks: English Lantern Clocks, George White (Woodbridge, 1989)
Lantern clocks: Lantern Clocks and their Makers, Brian Loomes (Ashbourne, 2008)
Longcase or Tall case clocks: The Longcase Clock, T. Robinson (Woodbridge, 1995)
Longcase or Tall case clocks: British Longcase Clocks, Derek Roberts (Schiffer, 1990)
Longcase or Tall case clocks: The Longcase Clock Reference Book, John Robey (Ashbourne, 2001, revised edn 2013)
Musical clocks: English and Scottish Musical Clocks, E.W. Cloutman (Ticehurst, 2000)
Musical clocks: The Musical Clock, A.W.J.G. Ord-Hume (Ashbourne, 1995)
Painted dial clocks: Painted Dial Clocks, 1770–1870 , Brian Loomes (Woodbridge, 1994)
Painted dial clocks: The Art of the Painted Clock Dial, M.F. Tennant (Ashbourne, 2009)
Pocket Guide to Clocks: Jonathan Betts, National Trust, 1985
Precision clocks: English Precision Pendulum Clocks, Derek Roberts (Schiffer, 2003)
Railway clocks: Railway Clocks, Ian P. Lyman (Ashbourne, 2004)
Royal clocks: Royal Clocks, C. Jagger (London, 1983)
Skeleton clocks: British Skeleton Clocks, Derek Roberts (Woodbridge, 1987, reprinted 1996 as Skeleton Clocks, Britain 1800–1914)
Tavern clocks: The Tavern Clock, Martin Gatto (Bath, 2010)
Time Restored:(biography of R.T.Gould), Jonathan Betts, OUP, 2006 (new edition 2011)
Watches: The Watch, C. Cardinal (Thornbury, 1989)
Watches: Watches, C. Clutton & G. Daniels (London 1971)
Watches: The Artistry of the English Watch, C. Jagger (Newton Abbot, 1988)
Watches: Antique Watches, T.P. Camerer Cuss (Woodbridge, 1976)
Watches: The English Watch 1585–1970, T.P. Camerer Cuss (Woodbridge, 2009)
Watch cases: Early Watch Case Makers of England 1631–1720, Philip T. Priestley (NAWCC, Columbia, PA, 2000)
Watch cases: Watch Case Makers of England: 1720–1920, Philip T. Priestley (NAWCC, Columbia, PA, 1994)
Watch & Case Making: Aaron Lufkin Dennison; An Industrial Pioneer and His Legacy, Philip T. Priestley (NAWCC, Columbia, PA, 2010)
Watchmaking: Watchmaking: George Daniels (London, 1981, 2011)

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