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Stanway House and Fountain

The Tracey Family have owned Stanway House in the Cotswolds since the 1580's. The Gate House, designed by Timothy Strong, a local Craftsmen, was added in the  1630s. He also worked on St Pauls Cathedral and many important buildings in London after the Great Fire in 1666. During the summer months, the property is open to the public for a couple of days /week to tour the house and garden home to the most powerful gravity-fed in the world fountain reaching 300ft into the air. The reservoir to feed the fountain is at the top of the Cotswold Escarpment behind Stanway House. The Thatched cricket pavilion set upon staddle stones in Stanway House's grounds was presented to the village by JM Barrie who played cricket with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, AA Milne, and HG Wells in the 1920s. 

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.