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    and of improving and maintaining the collection took hold and an autonomous trust was set up to which the entailed family heirlooms were later added Subsequent endowments have made it possible for the present trustees of the Faringdon Collection to continue to add to the collection building on the core established by my great grandfather but at the same time being free to put the collection on public display wherever they choose A legacy to the Collection in the 1990s allowed the trustees to restore my uncle s London home in Brompton Square and to open it to the public by appointment with the Buscot Park estate office see contact details below Since 1977 when my wife and I came to live at Buscot Park after my uncle s death we have accumulated a small collection of contemporary paintings and silverware with the help advice and encouragement of the late Brinsley Ford and Bobby Gore both former trustees Richard Carew Pole Francis Russell Martin Drury and my eldest son James are the present trustees along with myself and my wife Most of our efforts have been directed however in trying to reconcile within the setting of the house and gardens the legitimate claims of the public the National Trust the family and the Collection The enjoyment of the place depends on achieving harmony and balance between all four parties and this has now been achieved with the co operation of the National Trust by the building of a new summerhouse in the grounds to which the family can repair when the house and grounds are open to visitors in the spring and summer Any reservations you may have about the internal colour schemes the changes in the walled gardens or the way we open the property must be laid fairly

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  • Buscot Park Privacy & Cookie Policy
    of these cookies You should check the third party websites for more information about these Managing cookies If you don t want to receive cookies you can modify your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether You can also delete cookies that have already been set If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings the Help function within your browser should tell you how Alternatively you may wish to visit www aboutcookies org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers Please be aware that restricting the use of Cookies may affect the features available to you accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website s features April 2016 Opening Days M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next Opening Day 30th April 2016 Click here

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  • Visitor Info
    27 28 29 30 July 2016 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 KEY House Grounds Open Grounds Open Only Closed August 2016 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 September 2016 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Open Afternoons Opening Times and Entry Prices New for 2016 How To Find Us Visitor Guidelines Disability Access National Trust Offers The Tea Room Shopping at Buscot Park Group Bookings Map of The Grounds Dogs in the Grounds Events Theatre Events Local Accommodation and Garden Tours THE HOUSE GARDENS AND TEAROOM WILL BE RE OPENING FOR THE NEW SEASON ON FRIDAY 25TH MARCH 2016 GOOD FRIDAY Opening Times 2 00pm to 6 00pm Grounds Only Monday Tuesday House Grounds Tearoom Wednesday to Friday Bank Holidays some Weekends see calendar of dates Last Entry to House 5 00pm Entry Price House Grounds 10 00 Over 65s 8 00 Grounds Only 7 00 Over 65s 5 00 Children Under 5s Free 5 15s Half Price National Trust Members Free All visitors are required to visit the Ticket Office on arrival Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch from 1 00pm tables and seats are available adjacent to the visitor Car Park The lavatories will be open but please note that

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  • The House
    Faringdon He greatly enlarged the house commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden and laid the foundations of the Faringdon Collection Among his many purchases were Rembrandt s portrait of Pieter Six Rossetti s portrait of Pandora and Burne Jones s famous series The Legend of the Briar Rose His grandson and heir Gavin Henderson added considerably to the Collection acquiring important furniture designed by Robert Adam and Thomas Hope and was instrumental in returning the house to its late eighteenth century appearance The present Lord Faringdon Gavin s nephew together with his fellow Trustees continues to add to the Collection to improve its display and to enliven the gardens and grounds in the hope that visitors might gain more enjoyment from Buscot whilst ensuring that it still feels very much a family home Introduction The Hall The Dutch Room The Passage The Dining Room The Saloon The Drawing Room The Staircase Hall The Normanton Room The Normanton State Bed The Pre Raphaelite Room The Sitting Room For Visually Impaired Print Page View Map of Grounds April 2016 Opening Days M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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  • The Grounds
    walks lead to one of Britain s finest water gardens an unusual marriage of Italianate formality with an English parkland landscape From the south front of the house the carriage drive sweeps away to the south east down through mature woodland From the north front of the house the views take in the Little Lake and the Thames plain beyond From neither point is any clue given of the splendid water garden that lies to the east of the house reached by following the steps from the north terrace Introduction The Four Seasons Walled Garden The Parents Walk The Peto Water Garden Woodland Avenues Frescoes in the Grounds Frescoes in the Tea Room The Theatre Theatre Events The Birds of Buscot Fishing Fishing Rules For Visually Impaired Print Page View Map of Grounds April 2016 Opening Days M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next Opening Day 30th April 2016 Click here to view all 2016 Opening Days House Grounds Open Grounds Open Only Closed Opening Times 2 00pm to

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  • Our History
    Faringdon Collection Gavin Henderson the 1st Lord Faringdon s grandson and heir was also an enthusiastic collector of pictures and he added the bulk of the pictures to be seen at Buscot today He also remodelled the house by removing the heavy Victorian additions that had compromised the original design as well as building the two balancing pavilions that stand to the east and west of the house In 1956 the Buscot Park estate was bequeathed to the National Trust and the contents of the house were subsequently transferred to the Trustees of the Faringdon Collection The present Lord Faringdon lives at Buscot Park administering the house and grounds on behalf of the National Trust He continues to acquire new works by contemporary artists to enhance the Faringdon Collection Introduction Owners of The Buscot Park Estate Marriage Money Murder at The Priory Basque and Spanish Exiles Architectural Landscape History An Industrialised Agricultural Estate in Berkshire For Visually Impaired Print Page View Map of Grounds April 2016 Opening Days M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

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  • About The Collection
    works by the Pre Raphaelite artists Burne Jones and Rossetti and the present Lord Faringdon continues to acquire new works by contemporary artists Requests for rights to reproduce all works in the Collection should be sent to the Estate Office Buscot Park Faringdon Oxfordshire SN7 8BU The London Collection For more information on visiting The London Collection at Brompton Square SW3 please contact the Estate Office details below Opening by appointment on written request only Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 2pm 5pm Maximum group of 15 people due to the size of the property Entry fee 10 per person to include a guidebook minimum 25 About The Collection The Paintings at Buscot Park The Drawings at Buscot Park The London House Collection Pictures on Loan Conservation Work For Visually Impaired Print Page View Map of Grounds April 2016 Opening Days M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next Opening Day 30th April 2016 Click here to view all 2016 Opening Days House Grounds Open Grounds Open Only Closed Opening Times 2

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  • Contact Us
    Print Page View Map of Grounds April 2016 Opening Days M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next Opening Day 30th April 2016 Click here to view all 2016 Opening Days House Grounds Open Grounds Open Only Closed Opening Times

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