The Library & Clock Tower

The Library and Clock and Tower form part of 1st Lord Armstrong's re-construction works and replaced an earlier coach house and stables.

Clock TowerThe Clock Tower, formally known as the Belle Tower, has its origins in the early medieval period and the clock itself dates from the late 18th century. Linking the Clock Tower and the Neville Tower is an inner curtain wall separating the east and west wards.

The original castle clock bell was mounted on what is today the Clock Tower. The 4th Lady Armstrong, an Italian countess with a spirited temperament, lived in the Keep. So the story goes, Lady Armstrong grew so irritated by the loudness of the clocks chiming that she had it taken down and moved to the apse of the chapel.

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