Terraced houses in Badsey
Badsey shown within Worcestershire
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The village of Badsey is located about two miles east of Evesham, in the Vale of Evesham. It lies close to the River Avon. According to the 2001 census the Badsey ward had a population of 2,657.
Amenities and history
The village and parish church is dedicated to St. James. The village has a Spar shop (open 7 days a week) with a post office located inside. Two local pubs called the Wheatsheaf and the Round Of Gras. The old manor house still stands on the village street, built originally to house ill or infirm monks from Evesham Abbey, it is half-timbered, black and white and today is a private residence, but was once a Boys Home. Parts of this building date to 1350 but it is mostly 16th century.
- English cricketer Daryl Mitchell was born in Badsey.
- Comedian Alistair McGowan was also born in village and attended Badsey First School.
- Drum and Bass DJ Rockwell is also from the village.
- 2001 Census Worcestershire County Population Report (pdf), archived from the original on 27 September 2007, retrieved 2007-08-31
- "Badsey, Worcestershire". GENUKI. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
- "Daryl Mitchell player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
- "Review of the Year 2006". Evesham Journal. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
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