Bournville Almshouse Trust – The Quadrangle
Built from 1897 by Richard Cadbury for retired Cadbury workers, this is a rare opportunity to visit the Almshouses as part of a pre-booked tour.
Built by Ewan Harper for Bournville co-founder Richard Cadbury, in the traditional form of single-storeyed alms houses is The Quadrangle. Richard Cadbury wished to provide homes for retired Cadbury workers, aged over 60 and on lower incomes, which led directly to the development of the 33 bungalows that occupy this site. Sadly, whilst Richard was able to show prospective residents one completed home at the scheme, as a model for the conditions they would later live in, he never saw The Quadrangle’s completion due to his untimely death in Jerusalem in 1899.
Available on the day, strictly by booking only, will be: census details from 1901 & 1911; a talk by Scheme Manager, Kathy Knight regarding the building and its past; an opportunity to meet a resident and learn of their experience of living in the Almshouses today, a guided tour by a member of staff of the main building and the grounds, there will also be booklets detailing the site’s latest refurbishment. Booking for all events on BVT website (see below).
This is event is part of Bournville Heritage Open Day on Saturday 14th September with a chance to visit a wide array of fantastic historic sites in Bournville, the garden village created by George Cadbury – for more details visit www.bvt.org.uk .
Date & Time
Saturday 14 Sept 2019 | 10am – 4pm
214 Mary Vale Road, Bournville, B30 2DH
Booking required. Book here
One step into main porch, one step into main building, one step out of main building onto Quadrangle. There is a small portable ramp. The main Quadrangle is flat, the orchard is on a gradient. No parking on site, roadside only. Very limited parking on the main road please allow additional time to get to venue.