On the side of
a hill above the River Cole at Coleshill Bridge is the
small picturesque village of Coleshill, which
is home to the National Trust's administrative centre for the
and Coleshill Estates.
250 years old Coleshill Mill at the southern end of the
village is a well-preserved example of a small water-powered
corn mill with an adjoining mill house. There is evidence
that a water mill might have been used here at least as
far back as the 11th century as there is mention of a
mill in the Doomsday Survey. The Mill finally ceased operating
in the 1920s and is now open to the public once a month
during the summer months.
Saints' Church is the parish church and has origins in
the late 12th century, with further building carried out
in the 13th century. The tower was added in the 15th century
and has some interesting gargoyles.
Coleshill is midway
between Faringdon and Highworth along the B4019.