Housing and services

There is a remarkable degree of consistency in building materials in Radway, including most of the more modern buildings, which does a great deal for the overall coherence of the village. Facing walls are almost entirely of Hornton stone, but range from rough rubble coursing to ashlar blocks. Boundary walls also use Hornton stone.

In terms of detail, simpler cottages are characterised by small window openings, spanned by plain timber lintels and painted metal or timber casements. Grander buildings have larger windows with stone mullions and leaded metal casements: The openings often have a traditional carved stone hood moulding.

Most buildings in Radway are no more than two full storeys (ground and first floors). The majority of buildings would originally have been thatched and a significant number of the older houses remain so. Roof structures are consequently steep, even where they are now tiled. A large number of roofs are also finished in brown clay plain tiles. Many houses have substantial attics within their large roof spaces, typically with a small casement window to light the space set high in the gable wall to one side to the chimney flue.

The few buildings which do not follow this pattern stand out. These include those which are pebble-dashed and painted white, the backs of some houses which have painted rendering, (albeit originally hidden by trees) and buildings which use a mixture of Hornton stone and brick in their construction.

 A pub, The Castle, is located within the Parish but sited at the top of Edge Hill. The Village Hall is well located in the heart of the village and villagers can meet there at organised events. There is Thursday club for older residents, meeting bi weekly and Gardening club which meets monthly,

St Peter’s church

The Rev Barry Jackson supported by Alan Cartwright provides a regular Church of England service rota with a variety of times in order to accommodate residents different life styles. This church is one of 6 in the benefice, the others being Ratley, Shotteswell, Combrook and Kineton. A project showing the history of the area and church has been undertaken and will be housed in this church.

Primitive Methodist chapel

Now defunct and sold


The PC remains responsible for maintaining trees in a closed churchyard. The Parish council contributes towards the churchyard upkeep.

Health Care Services

Primary Health Care surgeries are available in Shenington, Fenny Compton, Kineton and Tysoe.


There is no provision for pre-school education in Radway. This is available with primary in Tysoe and secondary Kineton