Echoes of Edgehill: Location; Places to Stay

Edgehill is situated off the B4086, approximately 83 miles north-west of London. Direct trains from London’s Marylebone Station run every hour to Banbury, where passengers can transfer to a taxi to reach the battlefield.

Other places of interest in the area include the Edgehill Battle Museum, which commemorates the battle through displays of arms, armour and costumes, together with tableaux, maps and relics from the battlefield. Members of staff can also organise battlefield tours. The museum is open from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday from April to September. Admission is £1.00 for adults and 50p for senior citizens and children. For further information, please write to: Edgehill Battle Museum, The Estate Yard, Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 1DU. Tel: 0295 89593.

Broughton Castle, approximately 11 miles south-east of Edgehill, is a moated 14th century manor transformed into an Elizabethan mansion, which has barely been touched externally. Internally it houses a delightful mixture of styles with medieval and Tudor features.

Upton House, a 17th century house in the care of the National Trust, is approximately three miles south of Edgehill. The house was extensively remodelled in 1927 and displays a wonderful collection of works of art, including more than 250 paintings and 18th century porcelain.

Places to stay include: Whately Hall, Banbury Cross, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 0AN. Tel: 0295 263451. A 17th century building of local stone with 74 bedrooms, set in attractive gardens.

Wroxton House, Wroxton St Mary, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 6QB. Tel: 0295 730482. This 29-bedroom hotel is an attractive building made of local stone with a partly thatched roof.

Cromwell Lodge, North Bar, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 0TB. Tel: 0295 259781. This charming 17th century Cotswold stone building with a large walled private garden has 32 bedrooms.

For further information on the area, please write to: The Heart of England Tourist Board, Larkhill Road, Worcester WR5 2EF or contact your nearest British Tourist Authority office.

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  1. Hi, I am an Australian author researching a book on sculptor Rayner Hoff. His father George Hoff was a stonemason who lived and worked at Edgehill approx. 1922-1926. Can you suggest where he may have worked?
    thanks
    Deborah Beck

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