A booklet on Edward Loveden, the man responsible for building Buscot House in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, has raised £341.46 for R.A.B.I. The booklet, entitled ‘Loveden, Founder of Buscot Park’, was written by Nick Shippobotham.
Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon, who looks after the property on behalf of the National Trust, as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objets d’art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house.
Edward, born in 1750, played a key role in the promotion of the Thames and Severn Canal. There was a lock on the Thames at Buscot Park, where he built the magnificent house and gardens that still stand at the heart of the estate. Loveden also developed a model farm at Buscot Park using innovative farming methods.
All proceeds from the booklet will be split between R.A.B.I and the Cotswold Canals Trust.
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