Friends visit to Kelmscott Manor and Buscot House and Park

19 Sept 18

Friends visit to Kelmscott Manor and Buscot House and Park

Wednesday 19th September 2018

£31.50 per person

Kelmscott Manor is near Lechlade, on the Gloucestershire/ Oxfordshire border. It is a grade 1 listed Tudor farmhouse and was the summer home of William Morris from 1871 until his death in 1896. It contains an outstanding collection of the works and possessions of Morris, his family and associates (Burne-Jones, Benson, Rosetti and Webb amongst them) including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork. There is a shop and a licensed restaurant attached where morning coffee and light lunches are available. Access: There are disabled toilet facilities; there is a wheelchair available, and wheelchair access to the gardens, shop, restaurant and the ground floor of the Manor.

The local church nearby contains remnants of medieval wall paintings, including one of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from paradise; William Morris is buried in the churchyard.

We will also visit Buscot House and Park in Oxfordshire which is a superb late 18th century house surrounded by exceptional grounds and gardens. The house contains the wonderful Faringdon Collection which includes paintings by Rembrandt, Reynolds, Rubens, van Dyck and Murillo, together with a small but important collection of drawings.

British art, especially of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is particularly well represented in the Collection, with some outstanding works by the Pre-Raphaelite artists Burne-Jones and Rossetti, and the present Lord Faringdon continues to acquire new works by contemporary artists.

ITINERARY:

There will be 3 pick-up points: 8.15 Triangle West near the multi storey car park; 8.30 Parry’s Lane slip road; 9.00 the Mall at Cribbs Causeway- from the coach park H near Marks and Spencer. The coach should arrive in Kelmscott by approximately 10.45am. We will visit Buscot Park in the afternoon. We will hope to arrive back in Bristol between 6.30pm and 7pm

The cost of the trip is £31.50 per person which includes the driver’s gratuity and admission to Kelmscott. Entry to Buscot is free to National Trust members; for non members the concession price is £8 for the house and garden.

Please download and complete the booking form here.

Send the completed form, together with your cheque by Wednesday 10 September 2018 (and an SAE if you do not have an email address so that we can acknowledge receipt of your cheque) to: Priscilla Sorapure, Hall Floor Flat., 205 Redland Road, Bristol BS6 6YS Tel:0117 973 6596 Mobile: 07530 015349 email: priscillasorapure@gmail.com who can also give you further information about disability access.

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