Welcome to the Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust website.

Welcome to the official website of the Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust.  We are the custodians of the remaining church Tower, the sole survivor of the original 12th-century church in Bramcote, Nottingham, England. Nestled in the deconsecrated grounds, our Tower proudly stands as the highest point in Bramcote.
As a registered charity, we are led by a dedicated team of Trustees, supported by a vibrant membership of individuals passionate about our cause. Together, we strive to preserve and celebrate the rich history embodied by this iconic Tower.
Explore these pages to learn more about our mission, the history of the Tower, and how you can join us in safeguarding this historical gem. Thank you for visiting, and we invite you to be a part of our journey in preserving Bramcote’s heritage.
Wall collapse, Devil's Bend

Please note that Town Street is still closed due to a collapsed wall at Devil’s Bend so accessing the Tower site could be affected. It is unlikely that work will start until the week commencing 6th May, and the repair is then likely to take 4-6 weeks, which means the road could be closed until the end of June.

Request for plants
Calling all green thumbs! 🌸🌸

Got any spare plants lying around? We’re gearing up for our yearly Plant Sale, happening on Saturday, June 8th, at St Michael’s Church carpark.

If you’re feeling generous and want to contribute to our project, please call 0115 922 6782 to coordinate drop-off or pick-up. Your plant donations will not only spruce up our sale but also help us keep the Tower in tip-top shape for all our visitors to enjoy.

Every little bit counts, so whether you’re a gardening guru or just have a green heart, we’d be immensely grateful for your support!

With many thanks,
BOCTT 🌻

Plant Sale 2024
📅 Date:  Saturday, June 8
🕛 Time:  12 noon to 4 pm
📍 Location:  St Michael’s Church Car Park
(not the Tower)

🌱🌸🌿 Join Us at the Bramcote Plant Sale! 🌿🌸🌱

Save the date for our annual Plant Sale, happening on Saturday, June 8, from 12 noon to 4 pm at St Michael’s Church Car Park. It’s a wonderful opportunity to add some greenery to your garden while supporting our community.

At the Plant Sale, you’ll find a variety of plants available for purchase, from flowers to shrubs to herbs. Additionally, we welcome plant donations from those who have extras to spare. It’s a chance to give back to our community and share the joy of gardening with others.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, we invite you to join us for a leisurely afternoon surrounded by nature’s beauty. Bring your friends and family, browse the selection, and perhaps find the perfect addition to your garden.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shell's Belles
Saturday 22nd June
Start 7:30pm
Memorial Hall,
Church Street,
Bramcote
NG9 3HD

Shell’s Belles

Get your feet tapping and your fingers snapping to Nottinghams all girl swing band.   Buy your tickets here  …

 

Please have a look at this request:

Please do have a look at this request and hopefully you would like to nominate our group. (click the image above)

You will be asked for:

Your name, email address and role (volunteer)

Already filled in is the charity number (1135913) and organisation (Community).

You only get one vote for the Tower, but if you contact as many friends, relatives etc. as possible, then they can vote once also.

You will be entering us into five draws through the year.

Very many thanks.

Proposed events for 2024

 

Plant Sale –  Sat 8th June

Shell’s Belles  –  Sat 22nd June

Strawberry Fayre
Sun 14th July

Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Wed 7th Aug

Medieval Fun Day – Sat 17 Aug

Heritage Open Day  
Sat 14 + Sun 15 Sep

Quiz Night   Sat 19 Oct

Bat Trail   Half Term

Long Eaton Prize Band
Sat 16 Nov

An Hour at the Tower    Dec

Christmas Trail    Dec

360 degree video around the Tower site

 

Click on the video to see our Tower site through the lens of a 360 degree view camera.
Reference the plan below for the camera location.

Start the video and use your mouse (left click and hold) or finger to drag the view around.  Move left or right, even up and down. (Best when using a desptop computer).

Site plan
Bramcote Tower in the evening sun.

Donate via our website

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 a few years later further renovation was possible using Heritage Lottery Funding. The Heritage Lottery Funding funding has now finished but we still require funds to maintain our improved facilites.

If you would like to help us and make a donation please click the ‘Donate’ button…



Thank you for your donation – it is greatly appreciated.

Clicking the Donate button will open a new window/tab and take you to a PayPal page to complete the transaction.

Explore the serenity of the Tower grounds, a timeless public space at the heart of Bramcote. Our commitment to keeping the grounds open remains steadfast. Stay connected by regularly checking this website and our Facebook Page for the latest updates. We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support.

Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust