The Clock Collection at Belmont House
The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, set amid wonderful gardens and parkland, commands stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside and is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of the architect Samuel Wyatt. The House contains fabulous mementos of the family's history and travels - paintings, furniture, Indian silverware and perhaps the finest private clock collection in the country. Belmont, as home to 6 generations of the Harris family, is a wonderful slice of social history and the objects within its collections, many of which are very personal, reflect moments in history, changing times and tastes.
The clock collection was entirely the creation of George St. Vincent, the 5th Baron Harris (of Seringapatam, Mysore and Belmont in the county of Kent to give him his full style.)