Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor is a Cotswolds limestone house in the village of Kelmscott, Oxfordshire. The manor house is situated close to the Thames, and is frequently flooded. It dates from around 1570, with a late 17th-century wing, and was the country home of William Morris from 1871 until his death in 1896.

Today it is owned by the Society of Antiquaries of London, and is open to the public on Wednesdays during the summer.

The nearest town is Faringdon in the Vale of the White Horse. Morris drew great inspiration from the unspoilt authenticity of the house's architecture and craftsmanship, and its organic relationship with its setting. The Manor is featured in Morris' work News from Nowhere. The internal decor is substantially that of Morris, and includes many of his famous textile patterns as well as much of his furniture.

The planting at Kelmscott Manor garden has been restored, with well-chosen plants.

Administration: 01367 253348
Email: admin@kelmscottmanor.org.uk
Website: www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk

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