Saintbury

  • Orchard Cottage, Saintbury
  • Saintbury church

Saintbury is a small north Gloucestershire village located between the larger settlements of Willersey and Weston sub Edge. The name Saintbury is thought to come from Swain meaning villager and Bury meaning hill or Burth meaning fort, which given the village’s age and hillside location, makes perfect sense.

Transport Links

Saintbury is located on the B4632, not far from the A44. The nearest train station is Honeybourne, which provides direct access to both Oxford and London, as well as Worcester, Great Malvern and Hereford.

What’s there to see and do?

The church of St Nicholas which is thought to have been built during the Norman period sadly had its last service in 2009, but is still open to the public for viewing and is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust.

Amenities

There are no shops in the village but there is a small local village shop in the neighbouring village of Willersey, or larger shops in Broadway and Evesham.

Although the church no longer provides a Sunday service, there is a local vicar available for weddings, baptisms and funerals, as well as two to six special services throughout the year.

Where to eat, drink and stay

There are a few nearby holiday cottages to the village but our favourite is Orchard Cottage which sleeps six and is available through Character Cottages. There are also nearby hotels and bed and breakfasts in Willersey and Broadway.

Schools

The nearest primary schools are Willersey School, or St Catherine’s Catholic School or St James C of E School in Chipping Campden. The village is within the catchment area for Chipping Campden Secondary School.

Quirky Fact

The church of St Nicholas’ earliest feature is a sundial thought to be from the 11th century.