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Melton Carnegie Museum

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Upper Burton Street,
Melton Mowbray,
LE131RB

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Melton Mowbray, as with any other place, has changed and developed over the years. You can see this in the area around Rutland Street which has several recent buildings.

A notable building that has been lost is Storer’s Almshouses. As with the Bede House on Burton Street, an individual donated money for the provision of accommodation to those in need. Henry Storer, of Frisby-on-the-Wreake, donated land in 1720 on his death and placed it in the hands of five trustees to manage it. At first this was to provide six extra places at the Bede House, or to go to whomever the Trustees thought worthy.

The value of the land was used for good between 1819-1822 by rebuilding two houses in Leicester Street and repairing the Bede House. Then, almost 100 years from the establishment of the charity, some of its land was sold to build a new almshouse. This comprised three houses combined under a single roof, each house had two sitting rooms and four bedrooms with almspeople living rent free.

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Map reference: SK 753190  Lat: 52.76391 Long: -0.88542