Thatched Cotswold Cricket Pavilion

The thatched cricket pavilion in Stanway, near Broadway in the Cotswolds was built in 1925 by the author of Peter Pan J.M Barrie. He used to stay at Stanway House and played cricket with his friends Artur Conan Doyle, HG Wells and AA Milne. His team was called the Allahakbarries. Stanway House is a Jacobean house that has been in the Tracy family ownership for over 500 years. The Gateway to the House features the crest of the family, fluted columns topped by scallop shells because a Tracy ancestor was among the three knights who murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170.