- Buscot Park
Buscot Park is an 18th century
country housein the civil parishof Buscotin the English county of Oxfordshire(though formerly in Berkshire). It is located near Lechladein Gloucestershire; the GIS coordinates for Buscot Park are 51.669757° -1.653212°. The house is an example of the Italianateor neo-classical style of architecture which was popular in the 19th century.
The house was built between 1780 and 1783 by
Edward Loveden Townsendbut the estate was sold in 1859 by his great-grandson to an Australian gold tycoon, Robert Tertius Campbell. After his death in 1887 the estate was sold in 1889 to Alexander Henderson, who later became Alexander Henderson, 1st Baron Faringdon.
The house and estate are owned by the National Trust, but the contents are owned by the Faringdon Collection Trust and the house is occupied and managed by the present Lord Faringdon.
Buscot Park is famous for its
water gardenwhich was designed by Harold Petoand the Four Seasons Walled Gardenwhich was created by the present Lord Faringdon.
The House also houses a wide range of works of art - paintings, furniture and objets d'art - known as the "Faringdon Collection", the majority of which were collected by the 2nd Lord Farringon. The collection includes major paintings by British and European artists, including the "
The Legend of Briar Rose" series by Sir Edward Burne-Jones
* [http://www.buscot-park.com/ Official website]
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