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Bevere, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Bevere, an island in the Severn, 2½ miles N of Worcester. It is supposed to have been a resort of beavers, was a retreat of the inhabitants of Worcester in 1041, when they fled to escape the wrath of Harthacnut, and again during the plague of 1637, and is now a good and favourite bathing-place. It contains a mansion, and commands a fine view of the Abber-ley and the Malvern hills.

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


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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR3
Post TownWorcester