Pershore  Worcestershire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Pershore like this:

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 through time

Pershore is now part of Wychavon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wychavon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Pershore itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pershore, in Wychavon and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

Not where you were looking for?

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Pershore".