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Moreton-in-Marsh is a town in Gloucestershire, England. The name “Moreton” derives from “Farmstead on the Moor”, while “Marsh” is a corruption of “march”, which means “boundary”. Moreton is located on the boundary of four counties. A stone monument, the Four Shires Stone , stands on the boundary of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Oxfordshire.
The town's environs are quite flat and low-lying. During World War II, a large area of this flat land to the east of the town was made into an airfield and used by Wellington Bombers. The former airfield is now the English Fire Service College, where firefighters are trained. In the nineteenth century the town was the southern terminus of the horse-drawn Stratford and Moreton Tramway.
Moreton has a museum devoted to the Wellington Bomber.
Moreton is the headquarters of the railway spot-hire company Cotswold Rail.
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