Pershore – Worcestershire – Facts About the Town

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The small market town of Pershore is located in the county of Worcestershire in England. The town is situated on the sides of the river Avon. Pershore is under the jurisdiction of West Worcestershire parliamentary constituency.

Located in the district of Wychavon, the town had a population of over 7, 000 people in 2001. The famous landmark in Preshore is the Pershore Abbey. The town is also the residence of the Warwickshire College, also known as Pershore College. The town is also hosts plantations for the cultivation of plums and pears.

The town of Pershore is located 6 miles from the western side of Evesham, and 6 miles from the eastern side of Upton-upon-Severn. The town can be reached just by travelling halfway from Evesham to Worcester, at the location of the A44 route. You can also reach the town if you are driving on M5 from Junction 7 or if you are travelling on M50 route from junction 1. A railway network spans and connects Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Didcot, London, Cotswold and Pinvin.

The Vale of Evesham is an important part of the Pershore agricultural community. Fruits and vegetables are produced in plenty in this district. The town is served by a river that cuts across the town. The river Avon is frequented by boats and anglers. The town has preserved much of its Georgian architecture. The elegance of the town’s architecture has been recognized the Council of British Archaeology (CBA). The CBA upgraded the town, listing it as a “town of major architectural significance”.

The town is also recognized by the CBA as an outstanding conservation area. You are not done talking about Pershore, until you mention the Pershore Abbey. The Pershore Abbey is the most majestic feature that distinguishes the town. The Abbey was built in the 11th century. The original Abbey was bigger than the present day Abbey. The history of the Abbey is fascinating. It was looted and destroyed during the time of Henry VIII. The part of the Abbey structure known as the “transept” broke down later.

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Source by Simon Haughtone