|Quarter Jack at Wimborne Minster Church, Dorset|
|Showing where the Quarter Jack is positioned|
The working's of the clock have been updated, well sort of, as this was way back in the mid 1700s. Originally the soldier figure was of a monk but this was changed in Napoleonic times to that of a Grenadier Guard.
There are no hands on the actual clock, it's an astrological design, with the sun in the middle of the face showing the time. As for the Quarter Jack he pops out and rings the bells every quarter of an hour.
The hotel had an archway entrance at the side which led to a small car park. I imagine that stagecoaches, with their horses, would have once entered though here.
We had an enjoyable time and the party was full of positivity and appreciation. Unfortunately, however, I didn't spot any ghosts or things that go bump in the night despite the history of Wimborne.
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Wonderful pictures and descriptions!ReplyDelete
This place looks great! Now, did you just happen to turn on the lights for your room and everyone else turned theirs off?! Thanks for the plug, Mike. I does look like the kind of place where ghosts might hang out!ReplyDelete
As if I'd turn the lights on like that ... It was a great place and the building is protected so well preserved.Delete
I love those old clocks, Germany also has a bunch of interesting ones... Wonderful day you had ��ReplyDelete
I've seen some of those German clocks (my wife was born in Germany),Delete
Love the little soldier. What an elegant entryway for a vehicle.ReplyDelete