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1 High Street
1 High Street

1 High Street - the home of Woodham family, clockmakers, 1770-1891

1 High Street
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Richard Woodham, c1740
Richard Woodham, c1740

A brass-dial long case clock by Richard Woodham, c1740

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Richard Woodham, c1740 Richard Woodham, c1740
Richard Woodham, c1740-02
Richard Woodham, c1740-02

A brass-dial long case clock by Richard Woodham, c1740

Richard Woodham...
Richard Woodham, c1740-02 Richard Woodham, c1740-02
Richard Woodham, c1740-03
Richard Woodham, c1740-03

A brass-dial long case clock by Richard Woodham, c1740

Richard Woodham...
Richard Woodham, c1740-03 Richard Woodham, c1740-03
Woodham 1844-01
Woodham 1844-01

Woodham wall clock dated 4 Jan 1844. (Thanks to Frank Smith)

Woodham 1844-01
Woodham 1844-01 Woodham 1844-01
Woodham 1844-02
Woodham 1844-02

Woodham wall clock dated 4 Jan 1844. (Thanks to Frank Smith)

Woodham 1844-02
Woodham 1844-02 Woodham 1844-02
Woodham c1800-01
Woodham c1800-01

A painted-dial long case clock by Woodham, c1800. This clock is in "The Emporium", 112 High Street (in store, awaiting repair, 2016)

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Woodham c1800-01 Woodham c1800-01
Woodham c1800-02
Woodham c1800-02

A painted-dial long case clock by Woodham, c1800: (This clock is in "The Emporium", 112 High Street)

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Woodham c1800-02 Woodham c1800-02
James Woodham c1800-01
James Woodham c1800-01

A painted-dial long case 30-hour clock by James Woodham, c1800

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James Woodham c1800-01 James Woodham c1800-01
James Woodham c1800-01-02
James Woodham c1800-01-02

A painted-dial long case 30-hour clock by James Woodham, c1800

James Woodham c...
James Woodham c1800-01-02 James Woodham c1800-01-02
Woodham c1850-01
Woodham c1850-01

Painted-dial long case clock by Henry Woodham, c1850. (Thanks to Richard New, Highworth)

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Woodham c1850-01 Woodham c1850-01
Woodham c1850-02
Woodham c1850-02

Painted-dial long case clock by Henry Woodham, c1850. (Thanks to Richard New, Highworth)

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Woodham c1850-02 Woodham c1850-02
Woodham clock Canada-1
Woodham clock Canada-1

A James Woodham clock, c1795-1800. (Kindly sent by Derek Saunders, Canada, Apr 2018)

Woodham clock C...
Woodham clock Canada-1 Woodham clock Canada-1
Woodham clock Canada-2
Woodham clock Canada-2

A James Woodham clock, c1795-1800. (Kindly sent by Derek Saunders, Canada, Apr 2018)

Woodham clock C...
Woodham clock Canada-2 Woodham clock Canada-2

There were at least two important families of clock and watchmakers in Hungerford:

The Woodham family:

The Woodham family was associated with several properties in the High Street - 1, 3, 30, and 105 in particular.

The clockmakers Edward, then James, James and Henry Woodham lived in 1 High Street from c1770 until 1891. Another relative, Richard Woodham, was also a Hungerford clock-maker.

Several Woodham long case clocks are owned locally. Five Woodham clocks are shown in the Photo Gallery.

The Bance Family:

Another well-known clockmaker was Matthew Bance, one of a large family living in the Hungerford, Kintbury and Inkpen area. Matthew lived at 119 High Street (now NatWest Bank), from 1781. He died in 1805.

See also:

- Clock & Watchmakers

- Town Clocks