William Stumbels

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William Stumbels' turret clock mechanism in Totnes Museum.

William Stumbels lived and worked as a clockmaker in Totnes, Devon, from around 1700 to 1769.[1] Two of his clocks can be found in Totnes Museum. A 14 foot high longcase clock made by him between 1743 and 1747, for which he charged £105 can be seen in the Marble Hall of Powderham Castle.[2]


  1. ^ J. K. Bellchambers, Devonshire Clockmakers. Torquay: The Devonshire Press Limited, Torquay, 1962.
  2. ^ French, D.,Powderham Castle guidebook, p.26