CARDIFF – City Centre clocks

Back in November 2011, a new clock was unveiled on St Mary Street at it’s junction with Wood Street. Named ‘The Pierhead Clock’ it is the main feature of the new glass tower structure.
The mechanism began it’s life in the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay back in 1897 but was sold to an American collector in the 1970’s before returning in 2004 and being fully restored with original workings.
Rather than it just being a clock there are some metal sculptures housed inside featuring three monkeys striking the hourly chimes.
New Clock Tower on St Mary Street
New Clock Tower on St Mary Street
New Clock Tower on St Mary StreetNew Clock Tower on St Mary Street
New Clock Tower on St Mary Street
New Clock Tower on St Mary Street

New Clock Tower on St Mary Street
Which then made me wonder how many other clocks we have in the City Centre?
A quick walk around I discovered all of these. Please let me know if there are any others!
Howells Clock on St Mary Street
David Morgan's Clock
Cardiff Market Clock
Howells Clock on St Mary StreetDavid Morgan's ClockCardiff Market Clock
Cardiff Market Clock
Cardiff Market Clock
St Johns Church ClockSt Johns Church Clock
Cardiff Castle Clock Tower
Cardiff Castle Clock Tower
Cardiff Castle Clock Tower
City Centre ClockCardiff City Hall Clock

4 Responses to “CARDIFF – City Centre clocks”

  1. Nice collection and brilliant idea for a post. It sounds mega sad, but I’d been toying with the idea of blogging about all the varous styles of bollards the council have been putting up in the city centre, from ultra sleek modern ones (Hayes), stubby ones (St Mary Street) to the faux-medieval ones (‘Castle Quatrer’) – it’s a bit of a mess.

    • Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

      On the outset it does sound incredibly sad blogging about the bollards in town…but has anyone else ever done it yet?

      Thinking about it I reckon there is quite a story to be told from the art housed in the ones at The Hayes to the industrial strength ones put up for The Olympics (at huge cost aswell)

      It would be quite a task to see if any of the old pre 1980’s bollards still exist anywhere (i can picture them in my head but not sure what roads to suggest!)

      I think someone done a Freedom of Information Act last week to Cardiff Council about the costs and maintenance of the bollards and it was a staggering figure.

      Can’t wait to read it on your blog soon…. ps – any English language posts? (not bollards!)


  2. lol @ comment!

    i walked thru town earlier and was totally analising ALL the bollards! I definately think its worthy of a post now! (no pun intended!)


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