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Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

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Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. It is in the northern part of the Cotswolds, close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. In the 8th century the Toponym was Scepwaeisctune, Old English for Sheep-wash-Town, as it was once an important sheep market.
Administrative CountyWarwickshire
Traditional CountyWorcs (det), locally in Warks
OS GridSP2540
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01608
Population4,456 (2001 Census)

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