Stow on the Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold, where the wind blows cold,

Where horses young and old are sold,

Where farmers come to spend their gold,

Where men are fools and women are bold

and many a wicked tale are told, High on the freezing Cotswold.


These details are part of my map of Stow originally commissioned by The Cotswold Life magazine. It's a lovely town with lots of good shops, tea shops, Inns , history and walking. I had fun finding the following information and incorporating it all into my map. Prints of my Maps, and greeting cards are available to buy from me ( just send a message ) and at Square One Gallery in Stow on the Wold and Stows Library/Tourist Information.


The Royalist - Oldest Inn in England 947AD Medieval fireplace with Witches Marks.

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Map of Stow-on-the-Wold


Charles 1 is thought to have stayed at The Kings Arms. before the Battle of Naseby in 1645


The Fosse Way - famous Roman road.


Stow friendship with Appomattox in Virginia


Blue Rock Thrush attracts 100's of birdwatchers in 2017


Major sheep markets with tiny alley ways to drive the sheep through called 'tures'or 'chures',

Map of Stow-on-the-Wold Final conflict of the English Civil War - Battle of Stow 1646

Royalist and Parliamentary flags

Well lane- Large square water tanks.

Harry Ferguson '(1884-1960) Tractor manufacturer and inventor lived in Stow. Little grey fergie

Map of Stow-on-the-Wold

Map of Stow-on-the-Wold


Stow Camp - Site of prehistoric fortification.


John Entwistle, bass player in The Who, lived in Stow and is buried in St Edwards Churchyard.

Map of Stow-on-the-Wold

Map of Stow-on-the-Wold

In 1646 St Edward's Church  was used as a prison for the defeated Royalist troops.  

Remains of medieval stocks.

Map of Stow-on-the-Wold


Fairs - Royal Charter since 1330. 

Stow on the Wold Horse Fair, held twice a year.


The Macmillan Way..Green footsteps The Macmillan Cancer Trust.


David Loder, Race horse trainer born in Stow.


Map of Stow-on-the-Wold


LS Lowry painted of his figures in the Market Square.

St Edward's Church door, thought to have inspired Tolkein and his Door of Durin, also known as the Elvin door, and the West-door of Moria.


Jurassic Way  follows ancient Ridgeway.


Bottle of beer for Donngton Brewery


Market Cross- Symbol to traders to trade honestly and fairly.