Prescott, Gloucestershire

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Pardon Hill Cottage

Prescott is a parish in the Cotswolds within the English county of Gloucestershire. There is no specific village within the parish however there are scattered farms and houses. There may once have been a settlement around the chapel.

Prescott Speed Hill Climb is a motor sport event held in the parish.

History[edit]

Within the parish is Nottingham Hill Camp a promentary hill fort which was occupied during the Iron Age, Romano-British and possibly Anglo-Saxon periods. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument.[1]

The estate was the property of Tewkesbury Abbey until the dissolution of the monasteries. It was then sold and became part of the Stanway estate.[2] There is some archaeological evidence that there may once have been a settlement around the chapel.[2]

Pardon Hill Farm is a 17th-century timber-framed farmhouse.[3] It has a 19th century ice house,[4] and 18th century workshop.[5]

Prescott House was enlarged by Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough around 1860 in Tudor Gothic style. Nearby are two stone monoliths each 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) high.[6]

Events[edit]

The Prescott Speed Hill Climb takes place here. The site was purchased in 1937 by the Bugatti Owners' Club and the site includes the Bugatti Trust Museum.[7] The races are organised by the Vintage Sports-Car Club.[8]

Religious sites[edit]

There is a 12th century chapel of ease which is a Grade II* listed building.[9] It may have been dependent on the church at Winchcombe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nottingham Hill camp". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Elrington, C.R. "Parishes: Prescott In A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6". Victoria County History. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pardon Hill Farm". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ice house cl5m north of Pardon Hill Farmhouse". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Workshop Pardon Hill Farm". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Two monoliths c30m north of Prescott House". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bugatti Owners Club and Prescott Speed Hill Climb". Cotswolds Info. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Prescott Speed Hill Climb". Prescott Speed Hill Climb. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Chapel of Ease - dedication unknown". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

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