Cotswolds Trivia - Record-breakers

The fountain at Stanway House is the tallest gravity fountain in the world.The fountain in the garden of Stanway House, in the village of Stanway, near Winchcombe, is the tallest gravity fountain in the world.
The single-jet fountain, which opened in June 2004, rises to over 300 feet, making it the tallest fountain in Britain and the second tallest fountain in Europe, after the 400-foot-high turbine-driven fountain in Lake Geneva.
Stanway's fountain has a two-inch bronze nozzle and is driven from an 100,000-gallon reservoir, 580 feet above the canal, via a 12-inch pipe 2km in length.

Bremilham Church, located on Cowage Farm, Foxley-cum-Bremilham, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire, is officially the smallest church in use in Britain.
The church measures just 4m (13ft 1in) by 3.6m (11ft 1in) and its single pew has space for four people and there is standing room for six more.
The church, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, holds one service a year to mark the start of the Rogationtide growing season.
More than 50 people turned up to the annual service in May 2013, but only the organist, vicar, and a few congregants could fit inside - leaving the rest of the flock sitting outside.
Bremilham Church can be found by heading west from Malmesbury along Foxley Road.

Action from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.The Cotswold village of Buckland, near Broadway, is thought to have the oldest rectory in England. The impressive timbered hall, which stands next to Buckland Manor, dates from the 15th Century.

With around 140,000 visitors each year, and support from the Royal Air Force and some of the world's leading aerospace companies, the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford is acknowledged as the world's largest military air show.
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