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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.

Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock





Accession number


Work type

Clock tower


Coventry City Council


Coventry City Council

Work status



time restrictions apply

Access note

Only visible as the clock strikes every hour.


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Located at

Broadgate, Coventry


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