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Stouts Hill is an 18th Century Gothic revival manor house situated in the Cotswolds just outside the village of Uley. The house is currently a timeshare property. Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Ightham Mote For the London district, see Manor House, London. ... The Cotswolds is the name given to a range of hills in central England, sometimes called the Heart of England, a hilly area reaching over 300 m or 1000 feet. ... Map sources for Uley at grid reference ST790984 Uley (pronounced ) is a village in the county of Gloucestershire, England. ... A timeshare is a form of vacation property ownership. ...


Although property is known to have been on the site since the 16th century, the manor itself dates only from 1743, the design being by William Halfpenny. Until the 1770s the house was owned by the Rev Lloyd Baker and his wife. For the next 100 years or so it was occupied by Colonel Browne and his family. Stouts Hill was the birthplace of the distinguished Persian scholar Edward Granville Browne. Persian literature (in Persian: ‎ ) spans two and a half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. ... Edward Granville Browne Edward Granville Browne (1862–1926) born in Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, England, was a British orientalist who published numerous articles and books of academic value, mainly in the areas of history and literature. ...


From 1930 until the 1970s it was leased for use as a private boys' school in which some 100 pupils were permanent residents at the house. Sports and fitness played an important part in the curriculum. Notable former pupils of the school include Stephen Fry, who makes a detailed reference to the school in his autobiographical book Moab Is My Washpot, and Captain Mark Phillips, former husband of Anne, the Princess Royal. This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Mark Antony Peter Phillips (born September 22, 1948), former Olympic gold-medal-winning horseman, was the first husband of Anne, Princess Royal. ... The Princess Anne, Princess Royal (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950), is a member of the British Royal Family and the only daughter of Elizabeth II. She is the seventh holder of the title Princess Royal, and is currently ninth in the line of succession to the British...


References

  • Fry, Stephen (1997). Moab Is My Washpot. Random House. ISBN 0-375-50264-5. 

 
 

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