A lovely Elizabethan timber-framed house beside the church
A lovely Elizabethan timber-framed
house beside the church
The village of Didbrook is located just off the B4078 between Hailes and Stanway, in the very heart of the north Cotswolds. The village is extremely pretty, with several excellent examples of medieval cruck-framed cottages and some later, by comparison, half-timbered Elizabethan houses, and a country inn for relaxing.

The parish church of St George dates to the 13th century, and features a lovely timber-framed roof and a much worn medieval tomb in the sanctuary. Beside the west door is an ancient oak chest. The most fascinating tale regarding St George's church relates to the terrible Battle of Tewkesbury, in 1471.

At the conclusion of the battle, the tale goes, soldiers from the losing Lancastrian side took refuge in the church. They were not safe in their sanctuary, however, for pursuing Yorkist soldiers followed and massacred them there. If you look at the west door of the church it is easy to see a series of scattered round holes, thought to be the marks made by musket balls fired during that bloody event. A similar tale is told of the church at Woolstone.

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About Didbrook
Address: Didbrook, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On a minor road off the B4632 just north of Winchcombe.
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OS: SP052315
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


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