Welcome to the Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust website.

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture held every year in September.  Places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences.

Bramcote Old Church Tower traditionally joins the festival and opens the Tower for a weekend, but this year, with the Covid-19 restrictions, we thought we would not be able to run the event.   Slight easing in the Lockdown restrictions have allowed us to re-appraise the possibility of running this popular event and we are opening the Tower from 10am to 4pm Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September.  The event is free.

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have to be in place and that will mean only people who have pre-booked will be allowed on site.  Please contact Moira Robinson to place your reservation and get full details of the restrictions – 0115 9226782

Please note the following site availability over the HOD weekend:
Fri 11 Sept all day and overnight – Closed for Deep clean.
Sat 12 Sept 10am to 4pm – Open to pre booked visitors.
Sat 12 Sept 4pm to Sun 13 Sept 10am – Closed overnight.
Sun 13 Sept 10am to 4pm – Open to pre booked visitors.
Sun 13 Sept 4pm onwards – Open as normal to the public.

The Trustees have decided, regrettably, that all proposed events in our programme be cancelled until September at the earliest and that we postpone the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for 21 May, until early autumn. These proposals do however depend on the developing guidance towards ease-down and any other relevant changes being recommended.  

Thankfully it has been possible to keep the grounds of the Tower open, so do feel free to visit at any time,  still bearing in mind social distancing.

Please keep reviewing this website and our Facebook Page for any further information. Thanking you for your continued support.

Peter Hillier

The Tower Project started in 2004, when the Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower began the task of restoration of the 13th century, grade II listed church tower and the respectful regeneration of the closed and deconsecrated graveyard.
In 2010 Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust was formed and in 2015 an application for Heritage Lottery Funding was made. In 2017 it was granted and the work is on going. The site is of historical importance locally and no longer associated with the church, but a public space for the community at the centre of the village of Bramcote.