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Cusworth Hall
I went to Cusworth Hall today to see if I could get more information on the tower clock for Steve and whilst I was there a break in the weather gave me enough time to run (yeah right!) down to the bottom of the hill and grab this shot of the Southern aspect of the Hall before running back up ;) to continue the research.

There is very little information Steve but we did turn up the makers name 'Hallifax' but we couldn't make out the initial - could be 'G' and the date of 1743. We did turn up a photograph dated 1910 which shows the clock essentially as it is now. Perhaps the British Horological Institute will have more info.
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George  [Feb 09, 2014 at 06:04 PM]
Well done that long distance runner
Well worth the effort though Keith as this is a gorgeous shot. The cross lighting has really enhanced the detail in the stonework, pin sharp, spot on exposure and a smashing composition, like it loads, very well done Sir.
SteveT  [Feb 09, 2014 at 06:53 PM]
Well worth the run, this looks a very fine image well worth the effort
Thanks Keith for looking in to the clockmaker much appreciated, I have checked my reference books and the best match I can find is a John Hallifax trading in London 1730 to 55, there is also a George Hallifax trading in Doncaster 1750 to 91 as a watchmaker and is after the date you have given; but this tower clock could be by a relative to George (ref from G.H. Baillie " Watchmakers & Clockmaker's of the World" volume 1)
George  [Feb 09, 2014 at 07:20 PM]
Glad we have a Horologist in our midst, I didn't have the time
Silversnapper  [Feb 09, 2014 at 07:25 PM]
<Groan> hide your face being your hand George. That's interesting Steve because J was our first guess at the obscured initial and as the Hall is only a mile or so from Doncaster city centre it seems to tie in nicely - I think!
Helen  [Feb 09, 2014 at 10:17 PM]
Well what can I say Keith, running to get a photo, just as well you didn't trip & roll down the hill Well worth the effort though , as you have capture & smashing clear shot of the Hall showing plenty of details in the stonework which stands out really well in the sunshine. Well taken & hope you have recuperated since then.
alanuk  [Feb 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM]
Ah yes.. this is better; we can now appreciate the fine colours and textures in that lovely stonework. A good bit of team research, too, to help us further enjoy the building. I'll forgive George's timely remark. He may go into minute detail if we're not careful.
Beermonsta  [Feb 11, 2014 at 08:45 PM]
Lovely lighting giving great detail and colour in the building Keith, well worth the dash down the hill and I can only agree with the comments above.