Aerial photography by David Beeson & Terry Mansell

Aerial photography by David Beeson & Terry Mansell

Wigrams is situated close to the villages of Napton-on-the-Hill, with its hilltop windmill, Stockton, and the town of Southam, site of the first battle of the English civil war, occurring 2 months before the more important Edgehill.  Southam has a selection of shops including a supermarket and excellent cafes and take-aways.  Napton has an admirable village store which includes a café and post office.  The church has a band of bell-ringers and you are most welcome to visit to watch them, or join in for the experienced, on their practice night on Tuesday evenings.  

The Kings Head, just a short walk away, is an excellent pub, part of the Hook Norton brewery and offers a very good menu.  They are very popular and it is worth booking should you want to eat, especially during the evenings and at weekends.  (01926 812202).   The Folly is another noteworthy pub, about a 2 mile walk along the towpath.  Again probably worth booking if you want to be sure of a table to eat. (01926 815185).  Another canal-side pub is The Bridge, about a mile from us by the eponymous bridge on the A425.  This also serves meals and it is probably a good idea to book (01926 257575).