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The Horseshoe Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

The Horseshoe Inn, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

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Shipston-on-Stour in South Warwickshire is on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, and the name 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 a number of the old coaching inns survive.

The Horseshoe Inn is in the town centre just off the old main road between Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. The Grade II-listed former coaching inn is thought to date from the 16th century.

Uploaded by Barry Richardson on 8 April 2020


Photo ID: 231707
Building ID: 101299641
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