Arlington Row, Bibury - Built in 1380 and converted to weavers' cottages in the 17th century

A view of Arlington Row in Bibury


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Arlington Row, Bibury

17th century weavers' cottages in Bibury

Arlington Row SignThe picturesque Arlington Row cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. This was converted into a row of weavers' cottages in the 17th century. The cloth produced there was sent to Arlington Mill on the other side of Rack Isle. The cloth was then hung on wooden timber frames on Rack Isle after being degreased at Arlington Mill.

Arlington Row is probably one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes and it even made the national news at the end of January 2015 when a bright yellow Vauxhall Corsa car parked near the cottages was accused of "photobombing" and spoiling the view so loved by tourists. Must have been a slow news day!

Arlington Row in Bibury