Nicholas Chamberlaine Almshouses

Nicholas Chamberlaine Almshouses

All Saints Square,
Warwickshire

Often called the jewel in Bedworth’s crown the picturesque Elizabethan styled buildings in the centre of Bedworth were built in 1840. Designed by notable Victorian architect, Thomas Larkin Walker to house the poor of the town they were built as replacements for an earlier building which sat next to the parish church, more or less where the health centre and Police Station stand today.

Nicholas Chamberlaine Almshouses

The charity which runs the almshouses was established in 1715 as part of a bequest by Nicholas Chamberlaine who was Rector of Bedworth for 51 years from 1664 until his death in 1715.Today the almshouses operate as modern sheltered housing with normally twenty eight elderly people in residence.
Whilst the buildings and grounds are not normally open to the general public conducted tours are held each year. These are usually listed on the events page of this website.

A detailed history of the charity can be found on www.bedworth-society.co.uk