Hall Conservation Ltd

Date:07 July, 2014

Project Information

Bletchley park, home of the enigma codebreakers, contacted us to work on their clock and weathervane. As part of a restoration project, the clock tower building was undergoing extensive repair. We were asked to restore the original clock faces and restore the Pegasus weathervane, which was missing its tail.

The wood under the lead cupola, where the weathervane fixed into the building needed replacing as the original had rotted away. Hall Conservation designed and manufactured a new structural fixing into the new woodwork for the weathervane. The weathervane itself was carefully cleaned, repainted and guilded. Pegasus’ tail was modelled and re-cast in iron.

The clock faces were carefully hand painted and re-guilded before being re-fitted to the building for connection to the clock mechanism.