Aedes Ars Bibury Arlington Row Architectural Model Kit (AED1601)
Bibury - England – C. XIV
Number of pieces (approx): 5.550
Difficulty degree: 7/10
Sizes: 800 x 175 x 160mm
Aedes Ars produce a wide range of building sets which are used for the scale reproduction of some historical monuments such as castles, churches, bridges, and lighthouses, (some are recognised World Heritage Sites), as well as diverse miniature buildings of typical country constructions.
The kits are supplied with all necessary materials to create the model; the specific cardboard structure that withstands the building is included, as well as all the ceramic pieces needed (mainly stones and roof tiles), the glue, a general recommendations sheet, specific instructions based on a photographic sequence and some materials for model decoration.
Ceramic stones are the most abundantly used material on the kit. They are fired at the appropriate temperature, so the stones can be easily sanded and fitted perfectly between them. The building technique placing the bricks is similar to the technique on real brick constructions.
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.
Bibury 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.