History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.
The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop---only the name
And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.
And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
The most widely known local resident is equestrian Mark Todd, who maintains a very sizeable stables in the village, with the entrance just by the bus shelter.
Jane Austen's uncle was vicar here, and the author was a frequent visitor. The Rectory, a jumble of Georgian and older buildings, is located just opposite the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, which boasts some intriguing Elizabethan and Stuart tombs, including fancifully carved memorials to James and Caroline Leigh flanking the chancel arch. In the church is lovely carved wooden box dated 1713. The atmosphere is one of timeless peace. Several footpaths lead through the village, and one enjoyable walk takes you on a lovely path through the Daylesford estate.
Located on a minor road signposted from the A436 near Stow on the Wold.
Address: Adlestrop, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On a minor road off the A436 near Stow on the Wold
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Long Compton, St Peter and St Paul - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Little Rollright, St Philip - 4.1 miles (Historic Church)
Longborough, St James - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
Chipping Norton, St Mary's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Adlestrop:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Stow on the Wold
Visitor Information Centre
St Edwards Hall
Stow on the Wold
Tel: 01451 870 998