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Bede House

Bede House

Contact

Melton Carnegie Museum

0116 305 3860

Address

Burton Street,
Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,
LE13 1AE

Details

The Bede House on Burton Street has above its door 'Maison de Dieu 1640'.

It was built by Robert Hudson who was born in Melton and was a prominent haberdasher in London. They are almshouses which provided accommodation for 'six poor old bachelors or widows'. Rev. Henry Storer increased this to twelve in 1720 and in 1827 Storer's Almshouse was built on Rutland Street, now sadly demolished.

From 1847 a museum was held upstairs in the Bede House which contained '…a fine collection of shells, and various objects of interest'.

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Map reference: SK 753190  Lat: 52.76373 Long: -0.88522