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St Martin, Barcheston

St Martin, Barcheston, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 5AY View on map

Grade II listed 12th century Cotswold stone church with substantial alterations 13th - 16th century. Noted for its leaning tower ‘the Pisa of Warwickshire'. The south aisle was built to house the fine alabaster table tomb of William and Anne Willington. Their daughter Mary married William Sheldon who established what is understood to be England’s first tapestry weaving enterprise in the Manor House at Barcheston in the second half of the sixteenth century.


Opening Arrangements

Currently access by arrangement with nearby key holders: Mr and Mrs P Britton, Barcheston Manor CV36 5AY (tel: 01608 661268); Mr and Mrs P Haworth, Manor Lodge CV30 5AN (tel: 01608 664734); Mr and Mrs D Cleave, The Old Rectory CV30 5AN (tel: 01608 666002); Mr D Hodges, Famington farm CV36 5AY (tel: 01608 664310). Also open on specific Sunday afternoons in the summer and for concerts and other events in addition to church services.


From Shipston-on-Stour take the B4035 towards Banbury. After ½ mile turn right signposted Barcheston. Church is on the right adjacent to village green. Rail; Moreton in Marsh (7 miles), Stratford upon Avon (10 miles), Banbury (14 miles).

Parking Spaces


On village green.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes