Primitive Clocks

Antique Clocks

Antique Clocks

The Wigton School

John Ismay

Richard Sill

Joseph Calvert

Henry Sheppard

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Rare Examples by the

' Wigton School ' Clockmakers

John Sanderson

John Ismay

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   have been collecting Northern Clocks for over twenty five years and now find that my interest and passion for them mainly lies in Cumbria, the North West of England and in particular the  market  town of Wigton. It was here where clockmaker John Sanderson was born in 1671.  In 1690 he married a local girl from an important Quaker family (historically important for Wigton) and was working as a clockmaker near the Quaker settlement of Tiffenthwaite from around 1691, with many of his early clock dials having religious verses deeply engraved on them and in my opinion - Sanderson may well have been selling many of his early religious versed clocks to the Quakers and non conformists in the area during the 1690s.


     ohn Sanderson was the founding member of what has become known as ' The Wigton School of Clockmakers' and I am always excited when I hear of any new and previously undiscovered examples coming to light by this fascinating group of clockmakers. I have designed this website to include amongst others - a small collection of religious versed clocks that were made by members of  ' The Wigton School '  in the hope that not only will like minded collectors and enthusiasts alike find them interesting, but it will also help bring other examples to light.


Please Contact Me if you have any early 'Wigton School ' clocks for sale that you think I would be interestede in buying.






Lee Borrett




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