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Moreton in Marsh Redesdale Market Hall

Moreton in Marsh: A Wonderful Market Town

Jim Gladwin
Jim Gladwin article

Where is Moreton in Marsh?

A small market town which is located in the Evenlode Valley (North Cotswolds), within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is around 30 miles from Oxford and 1 hour 30 minutes to London by train. It stands at the crossroads of the Fosse Way Roman road and the important A44 to Oxford and dates back almost a 1000 years to the Saxons. The town and surrounding area is relatively flat and low-lying compared with other local towns and villages.

Market Town Architecture

A typical market High Street which is broad and straight. Lined with Cotswold stone 17th and 18th Century buildings. Amongst the larger buildings is the White Hart Royal, a former manor house in which King Charles I sheltered during the Civil War after the battle of Stow.

Getting to Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton has the advantage of Moreton-in-Marsh railway station on the line to London Paddington. The service also has access to Malvern and Hereford stations on the Cotswold Line.

accommodation in Moreton in Marsh?

Moreton in Marsh accommodation is varied with something for every budget and style. Hotels, bed & breakfast are plentifully located along the town's High Street. The town is a great base to explore and travel around the Cotswolds, so makes it a particularly popular choice amongst visitors as plentiful access to walks around the Cotswold Hills.

What's On in Moreton in Marsh?

Every Tuesday Moreton-in-Marsh hosts a large open-air street market. Once a year the "Moreton Show" is a successful one-day agricultural local show held on the first Saturday in September.
An unusual site is a stone to the east of Moreton in Marsh. The Four shire stone marks the boundary of the historic counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire.
The 16th Curfew Tower is on the corner of Oxford Street and consists of a bell was cast in 1633 and a clock.
Redesdale Hall is based in the centre of Moreton and dates from 1887 and is the main public hall but looks more Georgian and older.