Architectural & Historical

Chedham's Yard

Chedham's Yard

Chedham’s Yard is a prize-winning heritage site. It has recently been restored and is now open to the public on a pre-booked basis.

Hidden away in Wellesbourne in Warwickshire it is a well-kept secret - a blacksmith’s and ...
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Eastgate

Eastgate

The East Gate, one of the only two remaining gates, has seen many changes since it was first part of the defensive system of the town.

It, like West Gate, is notable for having a chapel built upon it.

The small chapel of St. Pet ...
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Lord Leycester Hospital

Lord Leycester Hospital

In 1571 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (Leycester), founded a home for those wounded in the service of the Queen, and her successors, and this use continues to the present day.

The magnificent black & white Elizabethan style timbered ...
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Master's Gardens at the Lord Leycester Hospital

Master's Gardens at the Lord Leycester Hospital

Behind the ancient buildings of the Lord Leycester Hospital lies the tranquil oasis of the Master's Garden.

Bounded by the old town walls, and entered via a knot garden, the planting of this 600 year old garden reflects its past and acknowl ...
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Mediaeval Bridge

Mediaeval Bridge

Prior to the expansion of the Castle in the 18th century, the main south road went down the steep slope to Mill Street, and crossed the River Avon on the late 14th century medieval bridge.

Because of the cost of repairs, Lord Brooke offered ...
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Number 10 Church Street

Number 10 Church Street

This building, now The Athenaeum (lit. 'an institution for the promotion of learning'), is a remarkably sophisticated mid-late 18th century house for Warwick.

Number 10-14 Jury Street

Number 10-14 Jury Street

The Great fire of Warwick in 1694 stopped just short of this early 17th century timbered-framed house.

Despite heavy restoration, and it's rather unusual combination of a later neoclassical rusticated ground floor, with jettied timber-frame ...
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St. John's House

St. John's House

Work on this fine Jacobean property commenced in 1626.
Built on the site of the 12th century medieval St. John's Hospital, this elegant stone mansion was to be the home of the Stoughton family. In the 1660's the house was extensively altered, and ...
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St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church

This great church enshrines much of the history of England and has architectural beauty and significance. In 1123 Robert de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick, founded St. Mary's on it's present site.
Part of the Norman building can be seen from the crypt ...
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Swan Street/New Street Corner

Swan Street/New Street Corner

A survivor of The Great Fire of 1694, this elegant building on the corner of New Street and Swan Street, was built in 1634.

The upper floors have shallow jetties on both sides, and with it's multi-gabling, herring-bone framing on the first f ...
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