Pershore, Worcestershire

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Pershore is a town in Worcestershire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Pershore within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Pershore in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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.

Pershore in the Domesday Book

A village in Pershore hundred, in the county of Worcestershire.

Three manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.