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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

Access by arrangement with nearby key holders; Mr & Mrs Peter Britton at Barcheston Manor, CV36 5AY (01608 661268), Mr & Mrs D. Cleave at The Old Rectory, CV30 5AN (01608 666002), Mr D. Hodges at Famington Farm, CV36 5AY (01608 664310), Mrs P. Haworth at 2 Manor Barns, CV36 5AY (01608 664734). Also open on specific Sunday afternoons in the summer and for concerts and other events in addition to church services.


A52 or A523, signposted from Cauldon Lowe or Waterhouses. Rail: Stoke or Derby (30 miles). Rail: Stoke (20 miles) Bus: 109 Macclesfield, 108 to Ashbourne (served by Aimee's Travel Bus).

Parking Spaces


Parking nearby.

Disabled Access

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