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Oare, Wiltshire

Oare, Wiltshire

Oare, United Kingdom

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Description Oare is a small village in Wilcot parish in the east of the county of Wiltshire, England. The village lies about 2mi north of Pewsey, on the A345 road towards Marlborough.GeographyThe village is within the civil parish of Wilcot and lies within the Devizes parliamentary constituency.The area is popular with walkers and the Mid Wilts Way long distance footpath passes through the village. The Giant's Grave at the eastern edge of the village offers views over the village and Pewsey Vale.A heart-shaped tree plantation was created in 1999, below Huish Hill in the southeast of Huish parish, near Oare. The heart is a geoglyph, but not a hill figure like the many surrounding "white horses" such as the Marlborough White Horse.BuildingsOare House on the western edge of the village, built in 1740, is Grade I listed. It was largely remodelled in the early 1920s by Portmeirion architect Clough Williams-Ellis. Its gardens open twice annually through the National Gardens Scheme The Oare Pavilion is situated in the gardens of Oare House; it is the only British building designed by I. M. Pei.