The Village

                                                  

 

ABOUT the Village

                     

Preston lies 1 1/2 miles east of Cirencester between the A417 to Fairford and the A419 to Swindon.


The Parish boundary extends from Abbey Home Farm in the north and to Ermin Farm in the south.  It is bordered by the Beeches Ward of Cirencester on the West and the Village of Ampney Crucis to the east.  It sits within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of the Village is in a Conservation Area .

 

Until the last century the community was largely agricultural with farmhouses, cottages, a school and the Rectory close to the 11th century church.  


The more recent houses, including retirement bungalows, line the single village street.  Whereas there is neither a pub nor a shop, there is a busy, well equipped Village Hall and at Village Farm a thriving group of commercial units.

 

IN the Village

 

Abbey Home Farm is an award winning organic farm with a very popular farm shop and cafe.  It also offers an eco venue for weddings and parties, walks, educational courses and accommodation.

 

All Saints Church dates back to the 13th Century and is part of the Churnside Benefice which includes the parishes of Preston, Siddington, Cerney Wick and South Cenery.   Download the interlink publication giving details of all services and events HERE 

 

Village Farm, on the east side of the main Street, provides units for a whole range of small enterprises: carpet fitting, motorcycle repairs, plumber, blinds and curtains, dog grooming, photographer, motor services, furniture repair and restoration, upholstery, antique dealer, computer support, painting and decorating and many more.