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Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Cleeve Prior or Priors Cleeve, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, on the river Avon, at the boundary with Warwickshire and Gloucestershire, 3 miles E of Bidford station on the East and West Junction railway, and 6 miles NE of Evesham, with a post office under Evesham; money order and telegraph office, Bidford. Acreage, 1521; population, 292. Limestone and blue lias are quarried. Gold and silver Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is Early English, with a square tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishPrior Cleeve St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionEvesham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cleeve Prior from the following:

Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR11
Post TownEvesham