Barnes Close
Malthouse Lane
B61 0RA

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A Brief History of Barnes Close
The Residential & Conference Centre of the Community

1903               Edward & George Cadbury brought Chadwich Manor Estate from
                       Christchurch Oxford

1925                Part of Estate given to National Trust

1931                Plans drawn up for building of Barnes Close

1937                Barnes Close first on map

1939                Cadbury family moved back to Selly Oak and Barnes Close let to
                       organisations helping the needy the last being the Salvation Army as a
                       Childrenís Home evacuated from the East End of London

1945                Birmingham Sunday School Union acquire Barnes Close

1964                Extension to Common Room and Games Room

1973                Plans drawn up for 6 extra bedrooms (West Wing)

1986                CfR moved to Barnes Close

1989                Formal transfer of Barnes Close from BSSU to CfR

Return to Introduction to Barnes Close

Barnes Close, Chadwich, Malthouse Lane Bromsgrove, Worcs, B61 0RA

Office Tel: 01562 710231
Office Fax: 01562 710278
Office hours: 9.30am-5pm (Monday to Friday)
Visitor's Tel: 01562 710682


This website has been constructed, and is maintained, by Rev Ian Ring, Community Co-ordinator of the Community for Reconciliation and Minister of the Beacon Church Centre, Rubery. Any views expressed in this website are personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Community for Reconciliation, The Beacon Church Centre or The United Reformed Church as a whole.

© Ian Ring 2001-4. All comments regarding the website to Ian Ring please.

Site last updated 1st July 2004