Historic clock takes some time away from Southgate

The clock in Station Parade opposite Southgate Station is being restored thanks to a £7,000 grant

The clock at Station Parade in Southgate
The clock at Station Parade in Southgate

A clock which has kept time in Southgate for 90 years is being restored thanks to a £7,000 grant.

The clock in Station Parade, opposite the Grade 2*-listed tube stop, was installed between 1932 and 1933 as part of the overall vision for the area by renowned architect Charles Holden.

The Art Deco wall clock forms an original part of the parade and is formed of a concrete roundel with twelve gold button studs marking the hours. The grant to fund its full restoration has been made by Heritage of London Trust and the clock is expected to be back in place by the end of this month.

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The trust says on its website: “The full restoration of the clock includes repair of the clock mechanism, refurbishment of the giant dial entailing the installation of new hands, ring plates and chapters, all in gilded brass, reinstating missing features such as the missing ‘6 o’clock’ button and inner gilded ring.”

The restoration work is being undertake by Cumbria Clock Company.

Southgate Station celebrated its 90th birthday last year.

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