This clock represents time and the role it plays in the novel. The novel is told in a non chronological order which represents the absurdity of time. In truth, time, in the novel as well as real life, is simply a man-made illusion and truly means noting unless one decides it does.
The superb and ancient Medieval clock in Wells Cathedral, Somerset. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, who lives at the adjacent Bishop's Palace. Built between 1175 and 1490, Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals.”