Picturesque Marshfield is a delightful and highly sought-after village, situated to the north east of Georgian Bath. It is a mixture of Victorian, Georgian and some much older buildings, the majority of buildings lining the street are of 18th-century origin although several buildings date from the 17th century. The town is rich in history because of its location in the heart of Cotswold wool country, near to Bath and Bristol. Located within an agricultural area, Marshfield gained market status in 1234.
The High Street boasts a selection of local shops, which include a general store, butchers, two garages and well regarded village pubs. There are also a local parish church, primary school and pre-school nursery. It also offers a wide range of sports clubs and facilities along with many other village interests. Bath, with its wider variety of shopping, sporting, leisure and cultural amenities, is within 8 miles.
A Community Centre was built in 1991 following a long running campaign to secure the land and the funding. It was developed to provide the village with a full sized sports hall, a second smaller hall, a large kitchen and a light and open foyer area. In 2003, the Community Centre was extended to provide a carefully designed, bespoke building for the Marshfield Pre-School. During 2011, this was further improved by the development of a special sensory garden, just for pre school to enjoy. The Community Centre is available for rent to local groups and other groups/organisations further afield.