This room is named after Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy, (1780-1854) who was commissioned to create the clock in the tower above this room. Benjamin succeeded his father as the head of a firm of Clockmakers to the Royal Family. In 1834 he was famously commissioned by the Queen to build Big Ben after the Palace of Westminster burned down. Amongst Benjamin’s other works are the Quadrangle clock at Windsor Castle, the Horse Guards clock in Westminster, the Royal Pavilion clock in Brighton (which was later moved to Buckingham Palace) and the clock at St. Martin Le Grand church in London. Benjamin was famous for his turret clocks of which the clock here at Thicket Priory is a fine example. It is especially rare as it has 3 faces which was regarded as complex in the day.