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Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon, who looks after the property on behalf of the National Trust, as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objets d’art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house.

Built between 1780 and 1783 for a local landowner, Edward Loveden Townsend, the estate was purchased in 1889 by Lord Faringdon’s great-grandfather, Alexander Henderson, a financier of exceptional skill and ability, who in 1916 was created the 1st Lord Faringdon.

Buscot Park


House and Grounds: £8.00

Grounds Only: £5.00

Children: Under 5's: Free

5-15's: Half Price

National Trust members: Free
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Open on selected dates (see website)

Large car park

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He greatly enlarged the house, commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden, and laid the foundations of the Faringdon Collection. Among his many purchases were Rembrandt’s portrait of Pieter Six, Rossetti’s portrait of Pandora, and Burne-Jones’s famous series, The Legend of the Briar Rose.

The Faringdon Collection, which can be viewed at Buscot Park in Oxfordshire and our London property, is the result of a century of collecting works of art by the Lords Faringdon.

It includes paintings by Rembrandt, Reynolds, Rubens, van Dyck and Murillo, and there is a small but important collection of drawings. British art, especially of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is particularly well represented in the Collection, with some outstanding works by the Pre-Raphaelite artists Burne-Jones and Rossetti, and the present Lord Faringdon continues to acquire new works by contemporary artists.

Copies of all the pictures in the Faringdon Collection may be purchased on application to the Estate Office, Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU. Requests for rights to reproduce all works in the Collection should be sent to the Estate Office.

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Laueret, After Madonna and Child

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