Dear Shipston, we love you!
We love you not just because of your rich and fascinating heritage – and the fact you were called Scepwaeisctune in the 8th century, Old English for Sheep-wash-Town – but for many reasons!
A small riverside market town, Shipston-on-Stour is in Warwickshire but close to the boundaries of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
We love its charm and its wonderful mix of pubs, restaurants, museum, weekly market and shops, as well as its friendly community.
We love that it’s a sporty place with a rugby club and sports club featuring football, cricket, bowls, tennis and angling clubs.
As well as its Wool Fair, Shipston Midsummer Festival and annual Victorian Evening, Shipston’s coolest claim to fame is it was featured in Robin Gibb’s song Cold Be My Days!
It boasts great schools and beautiful countryside on the doorstep, as well as a great selection of homes, making it the perfect place to bring up a family.
But we love Shipston most of all because it was here, in 1843, that it all began for Sheldon Bosley Knight. William Bull of Shipston-on-Stour, the landlord of The George Inn on the High Street began operating as an auctioneer and built the business initially on auctions and on-site farm sales.
Since then it has grown and developed into an estate, land and property agency with offices across four counties and with a team of more than 100.
We are proud we still have an office in the town and love that this year our Shipston-on-Stour team achieved Gold in the allAgents Customer Service awards.