Prescott, Gloucestershire

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Prescott
Gloucestershire
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Pardon Hill Cottage
Location
Grid reference: SO989293
Location: 51°57’44"N, 2°1’2"W
Data
Post town: Cheltenham
Postcode: GL54
Local Government
Council: Tewkesbury

Prescott is a scattered village in the Cotswolds within Gloucestershire. There is no central hamlet here, but farms and houses strewn about the parish. There may once have been a settlement around the chapel.

Prescott Speed Hill Climb is a motor sport event held in the parish.

History

Within the parish is Nottingham Hill Camp a promontory hill fort which was occupied during the Iron Age, Romano-British and possibly Anglo-Saxon periods. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument.[1]

The estate was the property of Tewkesbury Abbey until the dissolution of the monasteries. It was then sold and became part of the Stanway estate.[2] There is some archaeological evidence that there may once have been a settlement around the chapel.[2]

Pardon Hill Farm is a 17th-century timber-framed farmhouse.[3] It has a 19th century ice house,[4] and 18th century workshop.[5]

Prescott House was enlarged by Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough around 1860 in Tudor Gothic style. Nearby are two stone monoliths, each 7 feet high.[6]

Events

The Prescott Speed Hill Climb takes place here. The site was purchased in 1937 by the Bugatti Owners' Club and the site includes the Bugatti Trust Museum.[7] The races are organised by the Vintage Sports-Car Club.[8]

Church

In the village is a 12th century chapel of ease which is a Grade II* listed building.[9] It may have been dependent on the church at Winchcombe.[2]

Outside links

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References

  1. National Heritage List 1004864: Nottingham Hill Camp
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A History of the County of Gloucester - Volume 6 pp220-223: Parishes: Prescott (Victoria County History)
  3. National Heritage List 1091653: Pardon Hill Farm
  4. National Heritage List 1091654: Ice house north of Pardon Hill Farmhouse
  5. National Heritage List 1340191: Workshop Pardon Hill Farm
  6. National Heritage List 1091655: Two monolithsnorth of Prescott House
  7. "Bugatti Owners Club and Prescott Speed Hill Climb". Cotswolds Info. http://www.cotswolds.info/places/bugatti-owners-club-prescott-hill-climb.shtml. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  8. "Prescott Speed Hill Climb". Prescott Speed Hill Climb. https://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  9. National Heritage List 1340193: Chapel of Ease - dedication unknown