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.