Category: History & Heritage

Polesworth Abbey

Visit the Abbey, the Gardens, the Sensory Gardens, access the archeology and (new in 2018) visualisations of the medieval Abbey complex. You’ll be able to see the Medieval Gatehouse and there is a vitual tour of the inside… see what it was like in 1320.

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George Eliot Fellowship

The George Eliot Fellowship was founded by Mr A F Cross on 9 November 1930. Mr Cross was the editor of the Nuneaton Chronicle newspaper and had been campaigning for some 25 years for a memorial to George Eliot.

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Nuneaton Local History Group

Nuneaton Local History Group celebrates the history of Nuneaton and surrounding parishes from the earliest times. We cover social and economic history.

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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park is a unique day out for all the family. Re-live this famous turning point in British history – the death of King Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty. The licensed Tithe Barn restaurant offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options as well as afternoon tea in historic surroundings.

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Barnacle Hall Bed & Breakfast

Barnacle Hall, an award winning, four star, family run farmhouse bed and breakfast. We are ideally located to provide accommodation if you are visiting Coventry, mid and north Warwickshire in particular Nuneaton, the N.E.C., Stoneleigh Park, Warwick Castle, Coombe Abbey, the Belfry and the Ricoh Arena.

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St Nicolas Church

St. Nicolas is closely associated with the writings of George Eliot appearing as Milby church in Scenes of Clerical Life. The churchyard includes the grave of an African Chief, who died at the vicarage in 1864. The bells, the oldest of which dates from 1703, includes a ring of six originals.

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St Mary the Virgin Astley Church

Astley Church was built in 1343 by Sir Thomas Astley as a colliegiate church where monks and priests would sing for the souls of his family. The church now stands one fifth of its former size and and is the village church in use today.

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Old Meeting United Reformed Church

A much loved church and Bedworths oldest building. Situated in the centre of the town the church is open once a month (on the 3rd Saturday morning) for refreshments and a chance to look around a wonderful building.

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