Moreton-in-Marsh has a long and wide High Street, a clue to its origins as a planned market town of the 13th century. Today Moreton is still a market town boasting the largest open-air street market in the Cotswolds which takes place every Tuesday. It is also well-placed at the crossing of the Roman Fosse Way, still a major link across the Cotswolds, and the London to Worcester road for which it served as a coaching town.
Buildings in Moreton-in-Marsh
There are some fine buildings, including:
- The rare Curfew Tower which still has its original clock and bell, dated 1633.
- Houses and shops of the 18th and 19th century line the High Street,
- Redesdale Hall is in the centre and dates from 1887 and is the town’s main public hall.
Four Shires Stone
East of Moreton is the Four Shires Stone, which marks the old meeting point of four counties: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire.
The annual Moreton Show is a major celebration of past and present farming life in this area, which has a delightful feel of several counties still mixed together here on the northern edge of the Cotswolds. For more details please:
- visit Moreton Show
Map and directions
For a map and directions please see: