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Barcheston, Warwickshire

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Barcheston, Warwickshire

Barcheston is a village and civil parish in the Stratford district of Warwickshire, England. It is on the east bank of the River Stour, opposite Shipston-on-Stour. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 134. The first English tapestry factory was the Sheldon Looms, established here in Warwickshire by William Sheldon about the middle of the 16th century. The tapestries produced here compare well with the finest contemporary Flemish weavings.
Administrative CountyWarwickshire
Traditional CountyWarwickshire
OS GridSP2639
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWarwickshire

Other names by which Barcheston, Warwickshire has been known in the past

Berricestone ~ Berricestune

Barcheston, Warwickshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Barcheston, par. and vil., S. Warwickshire, 1 mile SE. of Shipston-on-Stour, 1475 ac., pop. 182.

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