- Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott Manor is a limestone house in the Cotswold village of
Kelmscott, Oxfordshire, England. It dates from around 1570, with a late 17th-century wing, and was the country home of the writer, designer and socialist William Morrisfrom 1871 until his death in 1896. Today it is owned by the Society of Antiquaries of London, and is open to the public.
Morris drew great inspiration from the unspoilt authenticity of the house's architecture and craftsmanship, and its organic relationship with its setting.
He named his
Londonresidence — Kelmscott House— and the private pressthat he founded — the Kelmscott Press— after Kelmscott, and was buried in the village churchyard in a tomb designed by his friend and colleague Philip Webb.
Arts and Crafts movement
* cite book
last = Crossley
first = Alan E.
coauthors = Tom Hassall and Peter Salway (eds).
title = William Morris's Kelmscott: Landscape and History
publisher = Windgather Press
date = 2007
location = London
isbn = 978-1905119134
* [http://www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk/ Kelmscott Manor]
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