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To the tourist, Mickleton is a village on the B4632 southwards from Stratford-upon-Avon
towards Broadway and on to Cheltenham. To the gardener, it is at the bottom of the
hill from Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens. To the politician, Mickleton is (since the
1930s) the northernmost village in Gloucestershire, close to the borders of Warwickshire
and Worcestershire: it is about 35 miles from Birmingham, 70 from Bristol, 100 from
London or Cardiff. To the geographer, Mickleton is at the far northern end of the
steep scarp which marks the western edge of the Cotswold Hills, from here to Bath:
the village is at the foot of the scarp, where the hills fall away into the Vale
of Evesham. To the north is Meon Hill (636ft), scene of the notorious ‘witchcraft’
murder of 1945. To the historian, Mickleton was the scene of Brunel’s infamous ‘Battle
of Mickleton Tunnel’ (1852), considered the last pitched battle to be fought between
private armies in England. Read more about Mickleton.