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Last week we visited the Cotswolds on a day's outing, and called in at the delightful little market town of Shipston-on-Stour. This is in south Warwickshire and on the edge of the Cotswolds. We wandered around the town and found a coffee shop that was open. This was before the relaxation of the lockdown, and while we were unable to sit inside they had thoughtfully provided a couple of small benches outside where we could sit and drink our coffees. This is Sheep Street in the town centre. The name Shipston derives from being known in ancient times as 'Sheep-wash-Town'. It was for a long time an important sheep market town until the demand for local wool declined with the advent of the railways in the mid-19th century.

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Shipston-on-Stour in South Warwickshire is one of the prettiest little English market towns that I know. The name of the town, which is on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, derives from being known in ancient times as 'Sheep-wash-Town'. Shipston was for a long time an important sheep market town and after the demand for local wool began to diminish the town continued to flourish thanks to the opening in 1836 of a branch line from the horse-powered tramway that linked Stratford with Moreton-in-Marsh. The line became a modern railway in 1889. The town was also an important coaching town and many of the inns from the Georgian era survive.

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Shipston-on-Stour has some 83 listed buildings in the town and over a third of these are in Sheep Street, one of its oldest roads. These include number 42 which was originally a private house and which dates from the early 1800s.

Shipston-on-Stour in South Warwickshire is one of the prettiest little English market towns that I know. The name of the town, which is on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, derives from being known in ancient times as 'Sheep-wash-Town'. Shipston was for a long time an important sheep market town and after the demand for local wool began to diminish the town continued to flourish thanks to the opening in 1836 of a branch line from the horse-powered tramway that linked Stratford with Moreton-in-Marsh. The line became a modern railway in 1889. The town was also an important coaching town and many of the inns from the Georgian era survive.

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I just love old clock shops, and this one has been established in Shipston for over 35 years as a workshop and showroom,
selling and restoring fine clocks and timepieces. The small market town of Shipston-on-Stour is situated in South Warwickshire on the northern edge of the Cotswolds.

Shipston was for a long time an important sheep market town. After the demand for local wool began to diminish the town continued to flourish thanks to the opening in 1836 of a branch line from the horse-powered tramway built a decade before to link Stratford with Moreton-in-Marsh. The line became a modern railway in 1889. The town was also an important coaching town and there are many of the inns from that era in the area of the High Street.

Shipston is a charming historic and thriving town with interesting and unusual features including a wonderful mixture of shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Tags:   Warwickshire Shipston-on-Stour small towns market towns street scenes

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We visited the beautiful little market town of Shipston-on-Stour the other day, and spent a delightful couple of hours wandering round the town. It is in south Warwickshire and on the fringes of the Cotswolds. In Market Place in the town centre we came across this wonderful bakery/deli/grocer which had a wide selection of foodstuffs from different countries including Italy. Judy described it as a "foodie's delight", and we couldn't resist the temptation to spend some money in there.

The building it self is Grade II-listed and the part of the right with the bow window dates from the early 1800s.

Tags:   Warwickshire Shipston-on-Stour delicatessens Taste of the Country shops street scenes Grade II-listed buildings


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