Woodyard & Shop

Our Woodyard & Shop is situated in the picturesque countryside on the Powys/Shropshire border. The shop and timber store has over 1800 square feet of display space which includes an extensive range of native and exotic timbers, with over 7,500 woodturning blanks/carving blanks on display for self selection. Blanks are processed on site to the highest standards and subject to individual quality checks.

A range of short boards are available for self selection, as well as shop exclusive special offers and 2nd grade blanks (discounted blanks which have knots, small splits or insect holes). A large variety of tools and accessories are also on display from many well known brands such as Robert Sorby, Chestnut Products, Flexcut, Saburr Tooth, Titebond and ZAP.
We’re proud to be official Jet lathe specialists - See the excellent quality and design of the Jet lathes for yourself at our Woodyard & Shop. As well as offering a range of woodturning lathes, we also supply Jet dust extractors and air filtration systems to provide you with a clean and safe working environment.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer any technical questions you may have on any of our products. Many of our staff are woodturners and carvers so we are able to offer honest advice from first hand experience.
Shop Opening Times
Tuesday                     10am - 3pm
Thursday                    10am - 3pm
Sunday                      10am - 3pm
How To Find Us
Our Woodyard & Shop is situated beside the A489 on the Powys/Shropshire border, approx. 2 miles east of Church Stoke.
There is free parking in the woodyard, and disabled access to the main part of the shop.
Ockenden Timber
Broadway Hall
Church Stoke
SY15 6EB
Tel: 01588 620884
Local Attractions
Many of our customers combine a visit to our Woodyard & Shop with a trip/holiday in the local area. Below is some information on the most popular local attractions.
Bishops Castle - a small market town in South Shropshire. An area of outstanding natural beauty; it is much loved by visitors who want to experience unspoilt countryside dappled with small villages and hamlets.
The Three Tuns Brewery - the oldest brewery in the UK, part 17th century and part 19th century featuring a miniature Victorian tower brewhouse with a gravity process still in use producing fine, traditional beers.
Powis Castle - a National Trust property that contains a world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants.
Roundton Hill a national nature reserve where an Iron Age hillfort was once sited - the vantage point offers great viewing across the surrounding countryside.
Mitchells Fold – a Bronze Age stone circle, the focus of many legends, set in dramatic moorland on Stapeley Hill. It once consisted of some 30 stones, 15 of which are still visible.
Where To Eat
The following all serve fresh local produce and traditional ales. They are situated in Bishops Castle, just a few miles from our Woodyard & Shop.
The Three Tuns Brewery - with cosy bars, restaurant and the oldest brewery in the UK.
The Castle Hotel – has three bars and an oak panelled restaurant serving local produce.
Six Bells – serves quality food and prize winning traditional ales brewed on the premises.
Where To Stay
The Castle Hotel - an eighteenth century four star inn with good food, panoramic views, fabulous gardens and one of the finest selections of real ales in Shropshire.
Daisy Bank - adult touring caravan park on the Wales border with glorious views of the Shropshire hills.


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