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Shipston on Stour

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"SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR, a parish and market town, formerly in the upper division of Oswaldslow hundred, county Worcester, but now in the Blockley division of Kineton hundred, 16 miles S.W. of Warwick, and 83 N.W. of London. The Stratford-upon-Avon and Moreton railway passes about 3 miles distant, to which there is a branch tramway for conveyance of goods. This place, which takes its name from the Saxon word seep, "a sheep", for the breeding of which animal it has long been celebrated, was formerly a township in the parish of Tredington, but was constituted a distinct parish by Act of Parliament in the reign of George I."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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