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Kelmscott Manor Lechlade Gloucestershire

Kelmscott Manor near Lechlade in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds



Kelmscott Manor, a grade 1 listed farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, was built around 1600, with an additional wing added to the north east corner in about 1665. William Morris chose it as his summer home, signing a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the summer of 1871. Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered.

The house contains an outstanding collection of the possessions and works of Morris, his family and associates (Benson, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Webb amongst them), including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork.

Kelmscott Manor is open from April to October. Please visit the Kelmscott Manor website for more details.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015