Bedales clock chimes again

The restoration of the clock tower situated on the main building, which houses the Quad, dining hall and 6.2 flat, is now complete and the chimes of the bell once again ring out across the estate every hour on the hour during daylight hours. The clock has four restored cardinals faces, with new timber surrounds, night-time illumination and an electronic, programmable chime. The weather vane has also been restored and gilded by local firm, the Cumbria Clock Company. View photos. Elsewhere, the black boarding screening the building work of the new staff houses on Church Road has been brightened up with a series of murals. These painted boards of architectural vignettes were inspired by photographs taken of the Bedales estate and painted by enthusiastic students, staff, technicians and parents over the Badley Celebration weekend. View photos.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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