Buscot Park

Buscot Park

Buscot Park is an 18th century country house in the civil parish of Buscot in the English county of Oxfordshire (though formerly in Berkshire). It is located near Lechlade in Gloucestershire; the GIS coordinates for Buscot Park are 51.669757° -1.653212°. The house is an example of the Italianate or neo-classical style of architecture which was popular in the 19th century.

The house was built between 1780 and 1783 by Edward Loveden Townsend but 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 garden which was designed by Harold Peto and the Four Seasons Walled Garden which 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

External links

* [http://www.buscot-park.com/ Official website]

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