Lyddington Bede House

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Set beside the church of a picturesque ironstone village, Lyddington Bede House originated as the late medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. By1600 it had passed to Sir Thomas Cecil, son of Queen Elizabeth's chief minister, who converted it into an almshouse for twelve poor 'bedesmen' over 30 years old and two women (over 45), all free of lunacy, leprosy or the French pox. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen's rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops' Great Chamber with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice.

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In Lyddington, 6 miles North of Corby; 1 mile East of A6003, next to the church

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Opening times (Easter - October):
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10:00 - 17:00--10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00

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£3.70£1.90£3.00£9.30

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Address: Lyddington Bede House, Lyddington, Rutland, LE15 9LZ, UK
Phone: +44 1572 822438
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