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  • The Theatre
    Fishing Rules The Theatre Set in the East Pavilion to the side of the House is a charming little theatre seating just 62 people Constructed in 1936 for the 2nd Lord Faringdon to a design by his friend Paul Geddes Hyslop the theatre has recently been restored and the facilities and equipment considerably upgraded The theatre is available for hire and is occasionally used for public performances musical recitals small operas or plays and one person shows Productions are advertised locally and on this website 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 6 00pm Last Entry to House 5 00pm Entry Price House Grounds 10 00 Grounds Only 7 00 65 House Grounds 8 00 Grounds Only 5 00 Children Under 5 s Free 5 15 Half Price National Trust members

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  • Theatre Events
    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

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  • The Birds of Buscot
    because it is not strictly regarded as a native species The other 2 000 squares in the UK survey had an average count of thirty five different species Altogether the total number of different species counted at Buscot is in excess of one hundred They include such rarities as Golden Plover Woodlark Snow Reed and Corn Bunting Barn Owl Great Spotted Woodpecker Reed Warbler Sedge Warbler and Kingfisher In more recent years Red Kite have been sighted on the estate and in the surrounding fields Sadly we lost our last surviving Black Swan over the winter of 2010 11 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

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  • Fishing
    enter the main drive and just after the bridge it can be found on the right hand side A toilet is also available straight across the car park from the bridge there is an opening in the trees follow the track and you will come across the cubicle COULD ALL FISHERMEN PLEASE TAKE AWAY ANY RUBBISH THAT THEY CREATE 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 PLEASE NOTE MATCHES MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH THE ESTATE OFFICE FISHING MATCHES ARE BOOKED FOR Saturday 14th May Half Lake Sunday 22nd May Half Lake Sunday 12th June Whole Lake Sunday 3rd July Whole Lake Sunday 17th July Whole Lake Sunday 21st August Whole Lake PEGS BEING USED FOR THE MATCH WILL BE MARKED PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THOSE THAT ARE IN THE COMPETITION 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

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  • Rules of Buscot Park Fishery
    breaking of any trees hedges or fences 9 All gates to be kept shut where applicable 10 Hook size Micro barb or barbless maximum size 10 unless pike fishing 11 NO Bloodworm or Joker 12 NO live baiting 13 All fish to be returned 14 All anglers to fish within 1 metre of the designated peg 15 NO more than two rods to be used at any one time 16 NO bivvies 17 Competitions to be run in accordance with NFA rules 18 Keep nets are to be of the carp net type no other keep nets are to be used BUSCOT PARK ESTATE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISMISS AND SUBSEQUENTLY BAN ANYBODY INFRINGING THE RULES OR USING INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR 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

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  • Owners of the Buscot Park Estate
    when it became part of the London North Eastern and a major shareholder in the Manchester Ship Canal He also held interests in port developments and telephone and electrical systems all over the world During the First World War he launched the British Trade Corporation serving as its first chairman He was created a baronet in 1902 baron in 1916 and a Companion of Honour in the following year The 1st Lord Faringdon s political career was firmly allied to his business and commercial interests He first entered the House of Commons as a Unionist MP in 1898 and became a strong supporter of Joseph Chamberlain s campaign for tariff reform acquiring control of a newspaper the Standard to advocate these views He later became a frequent speaker in the House of Lords on this and related subjects At Buscot he reverted to a more traditional policy of estate management than his predecessor Robert Campbell but rendered notable services to agriculture by his improvements to pedigree stock He served as High Sheriff of Berkshire and as President of the Shire Horse Society Lord Faringdon s eldest son Colonel The Hon H G Henderson married Lady Violet Dalzell daughter of the 14th Earl of Carnwath but died in 1922 twelve years before his father Gavin Henderson 2nd Lord Faringdon Gavin Henderson 2nd Lord Faringdon thus succeeded his grandfather in 1934 Educated at Eton and Christ Church Oxford the 2nd Lord Faringdon had in the 1920s been a member of the set known as the Bright Young Things immortalised in the novels of Evelyn Waugh and Aldous Huxley But by the time he succeeded to Buscot he had developed a strong interest in public affairs had joined the Labour Party and had keenly supported the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War A convinced pacifist he joined the Fire Service in the Second World War serving with great courage during the blitz in London Bristol and other large cities After the war he sat on the executive committee of the Fabian Society until 1969 and was chairman of the Society s Colonial Bureau from 1952 to 1958 He also served on the London County Council LCC as a councillor from 1958 to 1961 and as an alderman from 1961 to 1965 After the creation of the Greater London Council GLC in that year he was appointed to serve on its Historic Buildings Committee During the 2nd Lord Faringdon s day Buscot was regularly used as the venue for conferences attended by prominent socialist politicians the most celebrated being in 1970 after the fall of Harold Wilson s Labour government Buscot was also noted for its tradition of political weekend parties But politicians were not the only visitors the arts were also fully represented Lord Faringdon was a trustee of the Wallace Collection and in a house where the owner had amassed rather than inherited the majority of the contents and was continually adding to them this must have provoked many an enjoyable

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  • Marriage and Money
    this marriage ended in a sensational divorce which in those days could only be achieved through a parliamentary private member s bill the whole story is told in Lawrence Stone s Broken Lives Marital Separation and Divorce in England 1660 1857 published in 1993 Together with moneys inherited from his uncle he had a very comfortable gross income of 8 667 a year about 335 000 by today s values though he had debts of around 54 000 2 08 million some of which were incurred in the building of Buscot Park and the remainder in acquiring further land for the estate 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 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

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  • Murder at the Priory
    central figure in one of the most dramatic causes célèbres of the nineteenth century A coroner s inquest produced sensational testimony about Florence s love affair with a prominent physician named James Gully providing sizzling copy to the newspapers for weeks After five weeks of inquiry however the jurors announced that insufficient evidence existed to name a murderer Since then a considerable number of books have been written on the subject and many views including those of Agatha Christie expressed about the identity of the perpetrator How Charles Bravo Died 1956 by Yseult Bridges discusses every aspect of the case and offers a dramatic solution to the mystery while the most recent book to appear on the subject is Death at The Priory by James Ruddick Atlantic Books 2003 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

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