A rare George III scumbled pine hooded antique wall clock Thomas Williams, Chew Stoke C1770
An interesting 30 hour scumbled pine hooded wall clock from Chew Stoke. This example was in a rather distressed state when we bought it and so it is in the process of being sensitvely restored. A rather charming piece of provincial clockmaking.
Thomas Williams is recorded in Moore, A.J. THE CLOCKMAKERS OF SOMERSET 1650-1900 as working in Chew Stoke circa 1755-1813. Moore notes that he is first recorded by his marriage to Grace Weekes in 1755 and that he was contracted to clean/service church clocks in both Axbridge and Banwell. He died on the 1st December 1813 leaving his house and property in Chew Stoke to his (presumably second) wife, Anne.