Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Worcestershire Places (5) : Pershore

Pershore is a market town which dates from Saxon times and belonged to Pershore Abbey as per a charter dating from the late 7th century. The abbey may have been founded around 689CE by King Oswald. The abbey was partially demolished in the 16th century after the Reformation. The (still impressive but much reduced) remains of the abbey form the parish church of the Holy Cross.

Pershore is renowned for it's Georgian architecture. Pershore is known for the growing of plums nearby and celebrates a plum festival.