|Bourton on Dunsmore|
Church of St Peter and war memorial, Bourton-On-Dunsmore
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Bourton is part of the borough of Rugby and is located around 5 miles (8.0 km) south-west of the town of Rugby, just south of the B4453 road. Bourton is located upon a ridge of high ground overlooking the Draycote Water reservoir. A short distance to the east, downhill of Bourton is the hamlet of Draycote, and a short distance west is the village of Frankton.
In the village is the grade II listed Bourton Hall; a large stone mansion house which dates from 1791, with later additions. It once had gardens designed by Harold Peto, but had fallen into dereliction by the early-1980s. It was restored, and for many years was the headquarters of the development charity Practical Action (formerly known as Intermediate Technology). In 2019 the hall was bought by a company who sought to convert it into a luxury wedding venue. In 2021 the company was fined for carrying out renovation work to the hall without planning permission.
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- "Luxury wedding firm fined for renovating listed building without consent". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
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