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The Buscot & Coleshill Estates

The Buscot & Coleshill Estates

Coleshill Estate village, with its Model Farm buildings, is a well-preserved example of mid-Victorian rural life and the subsequent changes in farming. Farming artefacts are among the interesting source material. The River Cole has been restored to its original meandering course and its floodplain water meadows offer environmental science interest as the flora and fauna re-establish themselves. This is an excellent site to study habitats. Visits can be arranged to the farms on the Estates and the horticultural unit within the walled gardens. Comparisons between conventional and organic farming can be made with hands-on activities.

Main visitor sites include Buscot Park and garden, the Buscot Weir field adjacent to the Thames, the Iron Age hill fort at Badbury Clump, the 13th-century monastic Great Coxwell Barn and recently restored Coleshill Mill.

Address

Buscot & Coleshill Estate Office Coleshill Swindon Wiltshire

Contact Details

01793 762209
01793 861110

Facilities

  • Coach parking

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