Bibury – England – C. XIV
Approx. Nº of pieces: 5.550
Difficulty degree: 7/10
Sizes (Mm.): 800 x 175 x 160
The monument and its history:
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. The village is centred 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northeast of Cirencester.
It is on both banks of the River Coln which rises in the same (Cotswold) District and which is a Thames tributary.
Arlington Row here is a nationally notable architectural conservation area depicted on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports. It is a main tourist destination for tourist visiting the traditional rural villages, tea houses and many ornate protected buildings of the Cotswold District.
The picturesque Arlington Row cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. This was converted into a row of cottages for weavers in the seventeenth century. The cloth produced there was sent to Arlington Mill.
Arlington Row is a popular visitor attraction, probably one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes, and was preserved by the Royal College of Arts.
It has been used as a film and television location, most notably for the films Stardust and Bridget Jones’s Diary.