Parsonage Project

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The Parsonage is a Grade II listed building built in 1840 and forms part of the Nicholas Chamberlaine Almshouse complex in the centre of Bedworth. The building was traditionally the home of the curates of All Saints Church and has always had its entrance directly off Market Place, now All Saints Square via a cellar underneath the curates living accommodation. Over the past 30 to 40 years, the Parsonage and its cellar became unused and dilapidated. The parsonage was saved from demolition in 1981 by the Bedworth Society but the cellar remained in a state of disrepair. In January 1999, the Trustees of the Almshouses offered the Bedworth Society the cellar of the Parsonage for use as a Heritage Centre/Museum. The setting up and opening of The Parsonage Project has given a public face to the work of The Bedworth Society. The Nicholas Chamberlaine Room tells the story of Bedworths major benefactor, his life, times and legacy. It features permanent display boards, a high quality mannequin of Nicholas Chamberlaine and Abe n Ada, models of Almshouses residents dressed in their traditional uniforms, which were worn until the early 1950s. The Main Display Room, formally the kitchen of the parsonage, features exhibitions which reflect the history and life and times of the town.

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Nicholas Chamberlaine Almshouses

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Bus

All buses from the outlying parts of Bedworth, and those from Coventry, Nuneaton, Hinckley and Leicester stop within 10-50 yards of the Parsonage entrance.

Train

Bedworth railway station is within 5 minutes walk.

Car

Bedworth is situated close to junction 3 of the M6 motorway

Canal

For those visiting the area by canal, moorings are available on The Coventry Canal adjacent to the Navigation public house which is 15 to 20 minutes walk from the town centre.

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Opening times:
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-10:30 - 13:00--10:30 - 13:0010:30 - 15:30-

Prices:
Free

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Contact

Address: Parsonage Centre, All Saints Square, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8NR, UK
Phone: +44 24 7661 9126
Email: contact@bedworth-society.co.uk

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