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Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock
Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock
Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock
Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock
Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock
Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock

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On the hour the bell strikes, the doors open and from the right-hand door comes a figure of Lady Godiva riding a white horse. She travels a short distance and goes through the other door out of sight. While this is happening above is another window that also opens and out pops the head of 'Peeping Tom'. He has a quick look then covers his eyes as it is said he was struck blind, and quickly pops his head back in. The clock was built from parts salvaged from an earlier market clock tower in Coventry that had fallen into disrepair. A local man built the track mechanism and Tennant carved the characters.
Title

Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock

Date

1953

Medium

wood

Accession number

CV1_TS_S018

Work type

Clock tower

Owner

Coventry City Council

Custodian

Coventry City Council

Work status

extant

Access

time restrictions apply

Access note

Only visible as the clock strikes every hour.

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Located at

Broadgate, Coventry

CV1 1NF

Located on the east side of the square above the entrance to Hertford Street.