The History of Clock Towers
Clock towers were invented in the 11th century and were originally used in towns to notify people of emergencies, when it was time to worship and of important events like weddings and funerals and were usually located in the center of the towns.
Use of clock towers
The clock tower’s functionality made them very common in towns throughout Europe to notify the townspeople about happenings very quickly. In today’s society, they are used mainly for ornamental purposes.
The development of technology may have eliminated their necessity, but it hasn’t affected their aesthetic appeal, charm or style.