Icomb and Shipston-on-Stour Despite once being the haunt for the notorious stagecoach robbing brothers Tom, Dick, and Harry Dunsdon (who were eventually captured and hanged or imprisoned), the 13th - 16th century church and the gorgeous, honey-coloured, 17th and 18th century homes are now a quiet, genteel residential community. In contrast, Shipston-on-Stour, was once an important sheep market (its name derives from sheep wash) and despite its origins in the 8th century, its largely 17th, 18th and 19th century red brick architecture is less harmonious and more utilitarian. Once an important staging area, some of its more interesting buildings are former coaching inns integral to stage coach transportation before railways.  It has declined from the days of the wool trade and staging area, but it still has the vitality of an active local market town and is refreshingly free of overwhelming tourism.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2018  All rights reserved
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Icomb and Shipston-on-Stour Despite once being the haunt for the notorious stagecoach robbing brothers Tom, Dick, and Harry Dunsdon (who were eventually captured and hanged or imprisoned), the 13th - 16th century church and the gorgeous, honey-coloured, 17th and 18th century homes are now a quiet, genteel residential community. In contrast, Shipston-on-Stour, was once an important sheep market (its name derives from sheep wash) and despite its origins in the 8th century, its largely 17th, 18th and 19th century red brick architecture is less harmonious and more utilitarian. Once an important staging area, some of its more interesting buildings are former coaching inns integral to stage coach transportation before railways.  It has declined from the days of the wool trade and staging area, but it still has the vitality of an active local market town and is refreshingly free of overwhelming tourism.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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