Kelmscott Village

The summer home of William Morris

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William Morris called the village of Kelmscott 'a heaven on Earth'.

Kelmscott is a remote rural village in a tranquil corner of West Oxfordshire. It is situated 2.5 miles east of Lechlade and 5 minutes walk from the River Thames.


There is a local public house and a church, but no shops or public transport. The village is built around two working farms and consists of 36 houses with less than 100 residents.

Kelmscott village is famouse for Kelmscott Manor. This is a Tudor manor house which was the home of William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement.