Little Wolford

  • Little Wolford Manor House (Image: David Stowell)

The unspoilt south Warwickshire hamlet of Little Wolford lies a mile north-east of the larger village of Great Wolford, to the west of the road running from Shipston on Stour to Chipping Norton. Rich in history and with stunning views across the countryside, this village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, boasting a 15th century manor and two working farms. With only 90 or so residents, this is one place that has retained its Cotswold old-style charm.

The entrance to the village is marked by a lodge designed by Blore, the architect of Buckingham Palace. In a wall on the road by the Manor House is a public drinking fountain set in a recess partly made up of architectural fragments, including pieces of 15th century windows and a number of early 17th-century carved stones.

Transport Links

Little Wolford lies 3 miles off the A44, which leads to Moreton in Marsh (5 miles away) and Chipping Norton (10 miles away).

Moreton in Marsh train station, with an hourly service to Oxford and London, is just 5 miles away.

The Shipston Link bus service has a stop in the village, connecting Little Wolford to Shipston and villages in between. Residents are served by a voluntary lift-sharing scheme where journeys to hospital or the doctors can be made in exchange for a contribution towards costs.


Despite its small population, there is an active community in the village. The village hall hosts an annual auction, a sponsored walk and regular coffee mornings throughout the year. There is also a fortnightly mobile library service that calls by the village. And not forgetting the annual Village Summer Fete!

Village life is quiet and peaceful with plenty of lovely places to walk, yet all the facilities of Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Norton and Shipston on Stour within easy distance.


Little Wolford lies in the priority catchment area for Acorns Primary School in the nearby village of Long Compton.

Secondary school age children are in the priority catchment area for Shipston High School.