Its church dates back to Norman times and features an original Norman font, a timber framed bellcote and a shingled spire, and some of the houses, which include several thatched cottages, are more than 600 years old.
Manor Farm house is a fine example of a timber framed house and was partly stone faced in 1775. Bedstone Court is a more flamboyant black-and-white mansion, built in 1884, designed by Thomas Harris for Henry Ripley, MP and is a calendar house with 365 windows, 52 rooms and 12 chimneys. It was heavily damaged by a fire in 1997 but was restored and is still in use as Bedstone College.
Bedstone is home to a private boarding school, Bedstone College, which is run by a non-profit educational trust. Famous former pupils include Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees, now Baron Ludlow, and explorer Monty Halls.
Judged by GCSE results, this is the 2nd best non-selective school in Shropshire and 6th overall.
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH; Following Continued Government Reluctance to Do Home-Buyers a Favour and Rethink Stamp Duty, Only Purchases under Pounds 500,000 Still Escape the Top Four per Cent Rate. Marsya Lennox Trawled the Agency Shelves to Find Four Examples That Fit the Bill from a Rural Barn to a Village Oasis
Mar 04, 2005; Byline: Marsya Lennox Jay Barn Lane Fox in Ludlow expects offers around pounds 495,000 for Jay Barn at Bedstone in...