Stanway, Gloucestershire

Stanway, Gloucestershire

Stanway is a small crossroads village in the English county of Gloucestershire.

It is part of the Tewkesbury Borough Council area. The village is dominated by Stanway House, a Jacobean manor house which has been a popular location as a film set. Stanway House is owned by the Earl of Wemyss and March. It is occupied by his son and heir, Lord Neidpath, who has pursued, over a number of years, a restoration program. One fruit of this is the largest gravity fed fountain on Earth. With all valves open, this fountain can reach a height of 300 feet (about 90 metres).

It is about 1 mile south of Stanton, a typical stone-built village of the North Cotswolds (Pevsner calls it 'architecturally, the most distinguished of the smaller villages in the North Cotswolds'). Both villages are on the Cotswold Way

In the Jeeves and Wooster TV Series, Twing Hall was filmed at Stanway House for the episode "The Purity of the Turf".

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