Moreton in the Marsh Things to Do

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    Tourist Information Centre

    by grayfo Written Jun 3, 2014

    The Moreton Area Centre is situated on the main through-fare of the town and ideally placed if parking on the High Street.

    The centre is home to a wealth of information on the local area and its attractions and includes Accommodation booking, Discount and sales tickets for local events and attractions, Maps and Guide Books, Walking and Cycling Information, Local Transport Information and the usual Souvenirs and Gifts. There is also a computer available allowing visitors to research further.

    June to September
    Monday to Thursday: 8:45 am to 4:00 pm
    Friday: 8:45 am to 4:45 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    email moreton@cotswold.gov.uk

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    Mann Institute

    by grayfo Written May 30, 2014

    The Mann Institute was built in 1891 for Miss Edith Mann, in memory of her father, Dr. John Mann (son of the first Congregational minister), and included a hall, reading room, and recreation rooms and a flat for the use of women and children from the Canning Town Settlement (London) for holidays. In 1962 the Mann Institute also found use as a Working Men's club. Above the door there is a quotation from Ruskin: “Every noble life leaves
    the fibre of it interwoven for ever in the Work of the World”.

    Grade II Listed (June 1983)

    October 2012

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    Curfew Tower

    by grayfo Written May 25, 2014

    The sixteenth century Curfew Tower is one of the oldest buildings in the town and was originally a lock-up; the current bell was cast in 1633, whilst the clock was built in 1648. It is said that the bell was rung every evening until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire at night. It is also alleged that it once guided home Sir Robert Fry, lost in the fog, who gave money for its maintenance in gratitude.

    Grade II Listed (August 1960)

    October 2012

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    Redesdale Hall

    by grayfo Written May 16, 2014

    The Redesdale Hall is an historic; town centre community building that is available for hire and was built during Queen Victoria's Jubilee Year, 1887, by the 1st Baron Redesdale, Sir Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, who was at the time the Lord of the Manor of Moreton-in-Marsh. The hall was built in the memory of Lord Redesdale’s cousin John Thomas Freeman-Mitford, 1st Earl Redesdale and was designed by the architect Sir Ernest George.

    The hall was sold in 1919 to Sir Gilbert Alan Hamilton Wills, the First Baron Dulverton who presented it to the North Cotswold Rural District Council (NCRDC) in 1950. This started a modernisation process with the refurbished hall officially reopening in 1953.

    Grade II Listed (August 1960)

    email clerk@redesdalehall.org.uk

    October 2012

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    Lest We Forget

    by grayfo Written May 9, 2014

    The Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford War Memorial is in the form of the figures of St George slaying the Dragon. The figures stand atop an octagonal column on an octagonal flight of five steps, upon which stands a base containing panels and surmounted around the top by the inscription "In grateful memory of the men of Moreton and Batsford who gave their lives in the Great War". Four panels are inscribed with the names of forty-four men who died, a fifth panel is inscribed with "These men also gave their lives 1939-1945" and lists the names of seven men who fell in the Second World War. The memorial was unveiled in 26 March 1921 by Lord Redesdale.

    October 2012

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    The Curfew Tower

    by leics Written Oct 12, 2008

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    Curfew tower and bell

    This is probably the oldest building in the centre of Moreton. Dating from the 17th century it still has its curfew bell (1633).

    'Curfew' was the time when everyone had to be inside their own house, and the bell was rung to warn them of this. Being outside after curfew carried heavy penalties.

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    The Market Hall

    by leics Written Oct 12, 2008

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    Although it looks old, the Redesdale Market Hall is actually Victorian (1837-1901) and built in the 'Tudor' style.

    It was designed by Sir Ernest George, and built in 1887 from the local honey-coloured limestone. It has four arches which originally formed an arcade, but are now filled in.

    The Redesdales were a wealthy local family, who were benefactors of the town.

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    Market Day

    by clws Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    Moreton-In-Marsh Market Day

    Moreton-In-Marsh has a Market Day once a week on Tuesday's, where vendors set up all up and down the street selling their wares. It is fun and you can get some really great deals. You can barter with them, and usually get a better deal than what they are asking. You will find candies, leather goods, purses, books, movies, fish, produce, pet products, clothing, etc.

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    Stroll through this quaint town

    by clws Written Sep 15, 2005

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    The streets are lovely, with all the older buildings, be sure to take pictures and to stop in some of the lovely shops. They have some lovely places to have lunch or tea as well as dinner. There is also some pubs about. Relax and enjoy the outdoors.

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    Take a walk

    by yumyum Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The town is pretty and offers a lot of distractions. There are various shops and cafés and side streets to be explored. Parking on High Street can become scarse.

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    Toll notice

    by leics Updated Oct 12, 2008

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    Toll notice

    On the wall under the Curfew Tower you can see an old wooden notice displaying the tolls (payments) required for setting up a market stall in Moreton.

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    Drive through the Cotswolds

    by yumyum Written Oct 22, 2006

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    The pittoresque straw thatched roofed houses are best seen by driving around the area through various villages. It would be a shame not to see them.

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