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Pershore, Worcestershire

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Pershore, Worcestershire

Pershore is a market town in Worcestershire, England, on the banks of the River Avon. Pershore is in the Wychavon district and is part of the West Worcestershire parliamentary constituency. At the 2001 census the population was 7,304. The town is best known for Pershore Abbey, Pershore College (now a campus of Warwickshire College), and the plums and pears grown locally.
Administrative CountyWorcestershire
Traditional CountyWorcestershire
OS GridSO9445
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01386

Other names by which Pershore, Worcestershire has been known in the past

Parshur ~ Pearsore ~ Perircoran ~ Perscora ~ Persere ~ Pershor ~ Pursha ~ Persore

Pershore, Worcestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pershore.-- market town with ry. sta., Pershore St Andrew and Pershore Holy Cross pars., Worcestershire, on river Avon, 8 miles SE. of Worcester and 112 miles NW. of London, pop. 2885; P.O., T.O. 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Pershore is a well built town, and occupies a beautiful situation amidst picturesque scenery. It dates from a remote period - a monastery was founded here in 689. Its principal feature is the church of Holy Cross, which consists of the transept and chancel of the old abbey. The mfr. of stockings is the chief industry; engineering and machine making are carried on. Large quantities of fruit and vegetables are cultivated in the neighbourhood for Birmingham and other towns. In addition to the weekly market Pershore has several fairs for cattle, horses, sheep, &c., and a market for fat stock is held four times a year.

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