Hot News: Wolfs Cove model village and Gauge 1 model railway at Snowshill Manor are to be reconstructed (summer 2013) 

The following video is from the BBC series One Foot in the Past and features model villages.


Above and below: Simple model buildings made from old PVC plastic sign material and joined with PVC Superglue.

Bekonscot must be the most famous and is the World's first model village. 

A 360 degree view of Bekonscot can be seen HERE .

Many more have been created by individuals and businesses over the years as can be seen by the many postcards that are for sale on the internet.

Have you ever thought about your own model Village like the above photos? 

A few people have built them in their own gardens over the years, but let's have a look at some possible styles:


'Olde Worlde' English - timber frame (black & white) with thatch or red tile.

Cotswold - warm honey colour stones and tiles.

Cornish village. Simple render and slate or tile roofing.

Fishing village - would suit a garden pond with some model fishing boats.

Kentish Clapboard - using that nice horizontal planking.

East Coast - Flint and brick.


Old French rural.

Spanish village

Greek village

Santorini - one of my favourite 'styles' for a model village.


Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village gets Grade II listed building status:

Prototype inspiration

Above: Santorini

Below: Portmeirion in North Wales


ABOVE: Voltera

BELOW: Vernazza 

ABOVE: Valparaiso, Chile

BELOW: Riomaggiore - Liguria Italy


Hot News: Wolfs Cove model village at Snowshill Manor is to be reconstructed (summer 2013) 

Extinct Model Villages:

Wolf's Cove was built at Snowshill Manor, but is now sadly no more. This was the creation of my hero Charles Paget Wade.

Above: A close up of the harbour


Above: Wolf's Cove.

Below: The pond is all that remains. 


The Clough Williams Ellis model based on his early plan for Portmeirion:

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