SP8797 : Lyddington Bede House, Lyddington

taken 12 years ago, near to Lyddington, Rutland, Great Britain

Lyddington Bede House, Lyddington
Lyddington Bede House, Lyddington
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. By 1600 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. See LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 May, 2006
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8758 9701 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.8329N 0:42.5645W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8758 9704
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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