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Owlpen Manor

Owlpen Manor is a Tudor Grade I listed manor house of the Mander family, situated in the village of Owlpen in the Stroud district in Gloucestershire, England. There is an associated estate set in a valley within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The manor house is about one mile east of Uley, and three miles east of Dursley.

Owlpen Manor invites superlatives. "Owlpen in its remote and beautiful valley near the Severn estuary is the epitome of romance", wrote David Verey in 1970.[1] The poet Algernon Charles Swinburne already described it as "a paradise incomparable on earth" in a letter to William Morris in 1894. It was designated by Historic England as a grade I listed building on 23 June 1952.[2] The manor house is of medieval origins, incorporating fabric dated by dendrochronology to c. 1270
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Painswick

Painswick is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Originally the town grew from the wool trade, but it is now best known for its parish church's yew trees and the local Rococo Garden. The village is mainly constructed of locally quarried Cotswold stone. Many of the buildings feature south-facing attic rooms once used as weavers' workshops. Painswick stands on a hill in the Stroud district, overlooking one of the Five Valleys, between Stroud and Gloucester. It has narrow streets and traditional architecture. It has a cricket and rugby team and there is a golf course on the outskirts of the town. Painswick Beacon is in the nearby hills.

There is evidence of settlement in the area as long ago as the Iron Age. This can be seen in Kimsbury hill fort, a defensive earthwork on nearby Painswick Beacon, which has wide views across the Severn Vale. The local monastery, Prinknash Abbey, was established in the 11th century
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Painswick Lodge
Painswick Lodge is a grade I listed house in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England. The rubble stone building, which has been extensively reworked and remodelled since the 16th century, was home to Lord of the Manor of Painswick between 1530 and 1804. There has been an estate at Painswick since at least 1066, when it was held by Ernesi and subsequently Walter de Lacy. It was Pain fitzJohn, a relative of de Lacy, who is the namesake of the village of Painswick and the manor house.[1] Painswick Lodge has been the home of the Lord of the Manor for Painswick between 1530 and 1804, when the manorial rights were purchased by Thomas Croome, at which point the manor house for the area was at the nearby Beech farm
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