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St James Church Clock Face Repair

Funded on Spacehive 20 October 2019 Delivered 27 May 2020

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St James Church Clock Face Repair

St James Church Clock Face Repair

St James Church By St James Church

This historic clock dating back to 1816 is an iconic feature of Slaithwaite and was originally funded by public donations. Please help us restore the clock face, which is in desperate need of repair!

Slaithwaite Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 20 Oct 2019!

This clock has been serviced every year and costs have been historically been met through various fundraising efforts. The last repair cost £1,500 a couple of years ago, however the glass is now dropping out and a white plastic bag is covering one part of one face. This is a major repair now - there are three clock faces to repair and funding for clocks only appears available for the mechanism rather than the faces.

What we'll deliver:

  • A clock in good repair to go forward for public use
  • Retention of a historic feature
  • Chimes to tell out the hour, 1/4 past, half past and 3/4 past

Why it's a great idea:

This is a now or never opportunity to repair this special feature of our village. If not repaired while the tower scaffolding is up, the cost would exceed £20,000 so it is really important that we do it now to coincide with the structural works. Despite mobile phones the clock is used by many as a time check. The clock will chime each quarter of an hour and will be heard all over the village.

Steps to get it done:

  • repairing the clock face and hands via Smiths of Derby while the scaffolding is in place to repair the tower structure

A plaque in the church commemorates the details and date the clock was installed over 200 years ago.

Location Slaithwaite

About the space

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Kirklees Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,729

renewal of clock faces and hands - £14,500 (98%)
Other - £229 (2%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

renewal of clock faces and hands
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contribute to other repairs- louvres, bells, windows

Total £14,729

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