Andrew Roch (1816 – 1851)

Andrew Roch (AKA Roak, Roche and Rock) was listed as a Clockmaker living at Great Moor Street, along with another clockmaker Anthony Herman. It is likely that they may have been employees or subcontractors rather than makers in their own name.

Andrew later moved his family to Newport St.

It is likely that Andrew worked for Samuel Monk.

There is at least one example of his work, A 19th Century Oak and Mahogany Crossbanded Longcase Clock, with eight day bell striking movement, the 14in square painted dial inscribed ‘A. Roch, Bolton’, with arched date aperture, the hood with flat top and freestanding columns, on a plinth base.

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