Prescott, Gloucestershire

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Pardon Hill Cottage
Grid reference: SO989293
Location: 51°57’44"N, 2°1’2"W
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.


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]


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]


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]

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  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. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  8. "Prescott Speed Hill Climb". Prescott Speed Hill Climb. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  9. National Heritage List 1340193: Chapel of Ease - dedication unknown