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Bibury 22-09-2013 | by Karen Roe
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Bibury 22-09-2013

Bibury is a charming, typically Cotswold, village just a short drive from "The Capital of the Cotswolds", Cirencester with the River Coln flowing through.

Bibury was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as "the most beautiful village in England". In fact, Fox News says that Bibury is one of the world's most picturesque villages.

 

Arlington Row - The picturesque Arlington Row cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. This was converted into a row of weavers' cottages in the 17th century. The cloth produced there was sent to Arlington Mill on the other side of Rack Isle. The cloth was then hung on wooden timber frames on Rack Isle after being degreased at Arlington Mill. This is probably one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes (and I can see why).

 

Bibury Trout Farm - Visit a working trout farm....Bibury Trout Farm is one of Britain’s oldest, and certainly most attractive, Trout Farms. Founded in 1902, by the famous naturalist Arthur Severn, to stock the local rivers and streams with the native Brown Trout it now covers 15 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Cotswolds, the Coln Valley. The crystal clear waters of the Bibury Spring provide the essential pure water required to run the hatchery which spawns up to 6 million trout ova every year.

 

Saxon Church, the Church of St Mary - The north Chancel wall of the Church is home to a stained glass window which was designed in 1927 by Karl Parsons and was featured in the 1992 Christmas stamp set issued by the Royal Mail.

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Taken on September 22, 2013