About the Area

About the Area

Moreton-in-Marsh is an ancient market town originally founded on the Roman Fosse Way situated in the beautiful North Cotswolds. Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. There are many buildings along the High Street dating from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Many Roman remains have been found in the nearby hamlet of Dorn.

Close to the town is the Four Shires Stone which marks the historic meeting point of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Moreton-in-Marsh was granted its market charter in 1227 and the vibrant and bustling market is still held every Tuesday throughout the year.

Cotswold Grey apartments and shop occupy a site historically occupied by an ironmonger - a history that goes back over 160 years. Ben Jeffrey provided everything from a box of screws to a key cutting service for some 40 years before his son, Simon Jeffrey took the property on. Simon worked for his father at the shop as a young boy and recalls the wide range of services it offered to the local community.

The business thrived in Moreton at a time before the large national DIY chains had established themselves. Over time it became evident that the local ironmonger no longer held such an essential place at the heart of local communities, and when Ben passed away the family decided to create a new venture that took into account the changing high street and which could draw upon Simon’s passion for furniture and travel.