Barcheston is a village and civil parish in the Stratford district of Warwickshire, England. It is on the east bank of the River Stour, opposite Shipston-on-Stour. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 134, increasing to 141 at the 2011 Census.
The first English tapestry factory was the Sheldon Looms, established here in Warwickshire by William Sheldon about the middle of the 16th century. The tapestries produced here compare well with the finest contemporary Flemish weavings. Some of these consisted of large tapestry maps of English counties.
An outline of Barcheston's history can be found in the Victoria County History, Warwickshire.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Roskell, J.S.; Clark, L.; Rawcliffe, C. eds. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, 1993
- "William Sheldon Tapestry Works". Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- Victoria County History, Warwickshire vol 5 (1949) on-line, pp. 5-9 Accessed 2 March 2013
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