The name ‘Moreton’ means Moorland settlement. The ‘in Marsh’ was thought to be originally ‘Henmarsh’ – marshy land where wild birds were found. ‘In Marsh’ could, however, be a corruption of the word march, meaning boundary. Until changes in county boundaries last century, Moreton was the meeting place for four county boundaries: Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
Moreton-in-Marsh was first granted market charters in 1227 and 1267. In 1638 Charles 1 granted the town a new royal charter and a large street market continues to be held each Tuesday. Centrally situated in the High Street is the Redesdale Market Hall, which is named after the Redesdale family of Batsford House who were town benefactors.
Did you know Moreton in Marsh is in the centre of the North Cotswolds and therefore within striking distance of all tourist destinations including Stow on the Wold, Burton on the Water and many more? Moreover, we are only 16 miles by road (including bus from the railway station) to Stratford Upon Avon.