Grant's Clock
Landmark Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear

Grant's Clock

Landmark In Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear

An ornate clock standing on Whitley Bay promenade, unveiled by Councillor James Hamilton Grant in 1933.

Grant's Clock on Whitley Bay promenade has stood in its current position since it was presented to the people of Whitley Bay and unveiled on April 12th 1933 by Councillor James Hamilton Grant. It withstood all that the North Sea could throw at it for 88 years until November 2021 when Storm Arwen struck and dislodged the clock from its pillar, smashing the glass and destroying the movement with its 98mph winds.

Thankfully, given its place as a popular landmark in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside Council quickly set the wheels in motion to ensure it was repaired and returned to its former glory as soon as possible. Six months later, after repair work by specialists at Smith of Derby, Grant's Clock was reinstated with a fresh coat of “Whitley Bay Blue” paint on the pillar.

The clock is often referred to as the “little sister” to St Mary's Lighthouse, which can be seen in views looking north from the clock, due to the similarity of its pillar to the form of the lighthouse. Originally this pillar was painted white to match St Mary's but recent years have seen it painted black and lately blue. The clock has two faces, looking north and south, that will hopefully be telling locals the time for another 90 years.

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55.044887, -1.441784

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There is car parking a short walk away at the Spanish City Car Park.

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I love being outdoors, in nature, and experiencing the relaxation it brings. Wandering through the northern countryside seeing unexpected buildings, historic places and occasionally surprised wildlife is one of life's great pleasures.

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