Buscot Park

BY CHARLES EVANS Buscot Park is a country house at Buscot near the town of Faringdon in Oxfordshire. Built in the late eighteenth century from his own designs by E.L Townsend, Buscot was, and is now again, a charming building of the Age of Elegance. But nineteenth century additions, including a top-heavy roof, concealed its character. This was removed and the house reduced in size … Continue reading Buscot Park

Kelmscott Manor

BY CHARLES EVANS In 1871 William Morris fell in love with, and acquired, the grey gabled manor house lying among the Thames-side water meadows and enclosed in a romantic old garden. It was probably built around 1570, in the style traditional of the Cotswolds, on the fringe of which it stands, in Lechlade in Oxfordshire. But Morris’s coming is the more significant date; for it … Continue reading Kelmscott Manor