Shipston-on-Stour, located in Warwickshire, is situated within the Stratford-on-Avon district. The town is also situated near the borders of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Shipston-on-Stour is also located in the northern part of the Cotwswold. As a result, the area is quite popular with those who wish to enjoy the surrounding rural region. Visitors will find the town located on the A340 road. Due to the fact that the area was once a stopping point for stagecoaches, there are still many coaching inns in the region. The town has been home to a number of notable people, including Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, actor Richard Morant and archaeologist Francis Haverfield.
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The English town of Shipston (on Stour) is located within the area that is known as Stratford, in the county of Warwickshire. The town is located close to the border with Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. The town of Shipston on Stour has a population of about four thousand four hundred. The town of Shipston on Stour is located on the banks of the River Stour and it is within the rural area that is part of southern Warwickshire. The town is located about ten miles to the south of Stratford upon Avon. The town of Shipston is located on the outlying area of Warwickshire.
The town is located on the A3400 that was once the A34 and it is the main road between Oxford and Stratford upon Avon. The town was once an important stopping place for stagecoaches. There are a lot of former coaching inns that still remain in the town nowadays especially in and around the High Street. The local economy of the town was once concerned with the production of wool however over the years there has been a dramatic reduction in the demand for wool.
There are a lot of sports clubs within the town and these include a cricket club, bowls club, a tennis club and a hockey club to name a few. The local rugby club currently play within Midlands 4 West.
Over the years there have been a lot of famous people that have been born in the town of Shipston and these include Richard Morant who is famous as an actor. The famous nineteenth century archaeologist Francis Haverfield was also born within the town.
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