Fladbury

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Fladbury
River Avon at Fladbury.jpg
River Avon - Cropthorne Mill
Fladbury is located in Worcestershire
Fladbury
Fladbury
 Fladbury shown within Worcestershire
Population 750 
District Wychavon
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Pershore
Postcode district WR10
Dialling code 01386
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Coordinates: 52°06′56″N 2°00′31″W / 52.115449°N 2.008589°W / 52.115449; -2.008589

Fladbury is a traditional English village located in rural Worcestershire, England. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, almost 1,000 years ago. It is sited on the banks of the River Avon, with many interesting and original buildings and features. Cropthorne village is on the opposite bank of the Avon. The two ancient communities are linked by the Jubilee Bridge.

Fladbury Mill was owned by the Crabtree Family and has been restored by its current owners, David and Anne Wynn. It houses a mini hydro power system based on a water turbine and water wheel, as well as a well equipped workshop.

A voluntary aided Church of England First School provides education to around 85 children aged 4 to 10. A September 2007 Ofsted inspection accorded the school a Grade 2 (good).[1]

Fladbury Walkabout and Festival[edit]

Fladbury Walkabout and Festival, run over a weekend in mid-July (12/13 July in 2014), has villagers opening their gardens and includes a Flower Festival, boat trips, children's events, stalls, vintage cars, brass & jazz bands and a Fun Run on the Sunday morning.

John Singer Sargent[edit]

The American artist John Singer Sargent, visited Fladbury in 1889. His painting, 'Two Girls with Parasols at Fladbury', is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ofsted report September 2007 Retrieved 30 July 2009

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