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News | Sept. 23, 2022

Bellwood clock undergoes much needed facelift

By Leon Moore, Public Affairs Specialist DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

The grandfather clock once owned by James Bellwood, the last private owner of the land which is now part of Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, is back to keeping accurate time as it once did 135 years ago.

The clock sits in the foyer of the Bellwood Manor on DSCR. Bellwood brought this clock with him when he moved from Canada down to Virginia in 1887. The original manor home was built between 1797 and 1803 by Richard Gregory and is an example of the Georgian-style architecture favored by Virginia planters during the 18th century. It’s one of the oldest houses in Chesterfield County, Virginia and is listed as a national historic landmark. Bellwood purchased the property in 1887.

Jimmy Parrish, chief of Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management’s Environmental Management Division, said back in April, the inner workings of the clock were removed from the cabinet, taken off site, repaired, and reinstalled back into the cabinet at the end of June. Parrish said some of the new parts had to be handmade.

For more information on the history of the Bellwood Manor and the installation, please visit the Installation History page.