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used as the Cottage Hospital in the filming of the TV series of Downton Abbey.

A warm welcome to all devotees of Downton Abbey – we hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the progress of this project to restore the Old Grammar School building in Bampton – used as the Downton Cottage Hospital in the TV series. Everyone is looking forward to watching the new film ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’.

We have been fundraising for the restoration project for many years and raised over £390,000. We were able to complete the restoration of the roof in 2017 and have been able to complete the building work involved to open up the beautiful upstairs room, provide a state-of-the-art library and to restore the Robert Vesey Room, where we run exhibitions and a unique shop. 

We look forward to welcoming devotees of Downton Abbey to explore this wonderful location.

Our aims are to support culture and creativity in the village and surrounding area and we will have a fantastic community facility known as Bampton Community Hub.  We are planning an ambitious programme of talks, workshops, events and exhibitions.

We want the whole community and visitors to the village to benefit from this wonderful building and to be able to participate fully in whatever is on offer, workshops, events and exhibitions on offer.

We don’t want anything to be cost prohibitive, so our challenge now is to build a community fund to be able to finance and support our programme to allow access for all the community and visitors at low cost or no cost for everyone.

The Downton Mile Appeal has so far raised over £38,000. If we can complete the ‘Downton Mile’ and reach our target of £71,527 this will give us a great starting fund to be able to launch our programme soon after opening.

Please make a Donation online today by following the link below – you can pay by PayPal or debit/credit card. Thank you so much for your support.

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£54,375. raised so far!

Our target is to collect one mile of £1.00 coins which, laid flat around the Downton Abbey Location Tour in Bampton, will raise £71,527. Your donation is very much appreciated. Please tell all your friends about the appeal to help us reach our target. THANK YOU!  

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