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

First Sunday of the month from May - September 2018, 3pm-5pm. Otherwise by appointment or by contacting key holders - names and contact numbers displayed on church notice boards.


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) Bus: Nearest route is in Shipston-on-Stour.

Parking Spaces


On village green.

Disabled Access

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