Sunday 16 December 2018

Neighbours of Kelmscott Manor in a fury

Kelmscott Manor in the Cotswolds, the former home of the Victorian designer William Morris, is a landmark beloved by residents in the tiny neighbouring village.

So when the building’s owners won a £4.3 million lottery grant to save the manor house from ruin, it should have been a source of celebration for the 100 locals in Kelmscott. Instead they are furious.

The villagers are aghast at plans to bring 40,000 tourists a year past their homes, protesting that it will turn their picturesque village of only 34 houses, one church and one pub, into a “Disney-like” attraction...Read more

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