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Brailes

Brailes

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Brailes is a small village situated about three miles from Shipston-on-Stour close to the Warwickshire and Oxfordshire border.

Brailes Hill is the second highest point in Warwickshire. On the top of the hill is Highwall Spinney at 760 feet (232 metres).

St. George's Church, locally referred to as "The Cathedral of the Feldon" (the Feldon being "the land from which the timber has been cleared away"), is situated in Lower Brailes on Stocks Hill - so called as it was once the location of the stocks and now the location of a War Memorial - near the George Hotel and Brailes post office. The church's tower is 120 feet (36.5m) tall and houses the second-largest six-bell peal in the world. Inside the church is a remarkable matchstick model of the church.

In the middle of the village is the man-made Castle Hill. The mound on the top of the hill is the only remaining evidence of the Mott and Bailey Castle, which was probably constructed in the 12th Century. This area has been designated as a heritage site.

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Brailes

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Brailes,
CV36