Bibury


Bibury

Bibury, a small village in Gloucestershire, England, is a typical and picturesque Cotswold village.

The artist and craftsman William Morris called Bibury "the most beautiful village in England" when he visited it. Its honey-coloured 17th-century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs once provided housing for weavers who supplied cloth for fulling at nearby Arlington Mill. The mill now houses a folk and agricultural museum, containing a room dedicated to Morris.

The River Coln flows through the village, alongside the main street.

Bibury attractions include a trout farm (1902) where some 10 million rainbow trout are spawned yearly. The trout can be sampled at the Catherine Wheel, a small inn and pub.

In the late 19th century, George Witts recounted the discovery of the Bibury Roman villa:cite web|url=http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Great_Britain/England/Gloucestershire/_Texts/WITGLO*/Villas.html#1|title=Archaeological Handbook of Gloucestershire - ROMAN VILLAS|work=Archaeological Handbook of the County of Gloucester by George Witts published by G. Norman, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, n.d. (1882?)|author=Bill Thayer|year=2006|accessdate=2006-10-15]

:"In the year 1880 a Roman villa was accidentally discovered in the parish of Bibury, about six miles north-east of Cirencester. Some Roman pottery, coins, remnants of tesselated pavements, &c., were found, but as no examination has yet taken place, no description of the building can be given."

Location

The parish church is located at Ordnance Survey mapping six-figure grid reference SP 118065

References

External links

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* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2956156 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Bibury and surrounding area]
* [http://gallery.beautifulengland.net/main.php?g2_itemId=15857 Photographs of Bibury]


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