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Buscot

Oxfordshire

Type:Towns & Villages

Buscot

About

Buscot is a small Thames-side village about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Lechlade. Originally part of Berkshire it is now in Oxfordshire. A short walk from the end of the village leads past Buscot Weir field to Buscot Lock on the River Thames.

Buscot is part of the National Trust's Buscot and Coleshill Estates and many of the houses in the village are owned by the National Trust. There is an ancient village hall with a clock tower and covered well, tea shop and adjacent car park, and a children's playground.

Buscot Park, an 18th century country house and estate, houses the notable ‘Faringdon Collection’ of paintings, Italian water garden, and walled vegetable garden and fruit orchards.

The Church of England parish church, St. Mary’s was built in about 1200. The bell tower has a ring of four bells, the oldest of which was cast at Bristol in about 1399. It has attractive stained glass windows by William Morris, whose Kelmscott Manor residence is nearby.

The Old Parsonage, built in 1701, was sold by the Church Commissioners to the author Peter Francis Carew Stucley, who in turn left it in his will to the National Trust in 1964. It still contains Stucley's collection of contemporary paintings acquired in the 1950s and 1960s.  

Directions

By Road

Buscot is about 2 miles east of Lechlade along the A417 to Faringdon

By Public Transport

Nearest rail station: Swindon (14 miles away), Oxford rail station is 21 miles away, and the

Bus services operate to Lechlade: Thamesdown from Swindon and Stagecoach Gold Route 66 bus operates between Swindon and Oxford every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and hourly on a Sunday, passing through Faringdon, 4 miles from Buscot.

Where to Stay?

Buscot Manor B&B is a beautiful Queen Anne Manor House built in 1692 idyllically positioned on the edge of Buscot. Within walking distance of the River Thames and Buscot Lock, it offers a bespoke Bed and Breakfast service, for those who wish to indulge and experience life in the grandeur and splendour of an English country manor house.

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