The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson - Care

Where it Began

Lady Katherine's Legacy

Henry VIII gave the manor of Temple Balsall to his last wife, Queen Catherine Parr, and eventually it came to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and later to his grand-daughters, Lady Anne Holbourne, and her sister Lady Katherine Leveson.

Originally built by William Hulbutt at a cost of £960, the almshouses were substantially rebuilt during the early 18th centrury.

Since that time, rebuilding of the Master’s house and continual repair and refurbishment have achieved the beautiful, more practical buildings, we have today.


Lady Katherine Leveson



We now offer homes to both men and women in 12 sheltered appartments and 34 residential care apartments, some of which are for double occupancy.

At Lady Katherine Housing and Care we provide a secure and caring environment which meets the individual needs of each resident. Some of our residential appartments are situated on the Courtyard and some in the former Master’s House.

All have en suite facilities.









Lady Katherine Leveson died in 1674. Under the terms of her will she left a bequest to erect 20 almshouses for poor women from the parish of Balsall.

The first residents moved in five years later and we have been offering care to older people from that time.






“Our mission and purpose is to offer care, comfort, nurture, respect and dignity within an environment which is both safe and stimulating”


Caring for over 300 years




Solihull Care Home

The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson
Registered Charity no. 1146710
Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands B93 0AN

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