Village Green complete with oak tree.
Pirton shown within Worcestershire
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Pirton has some uncommon features for a village. Most unique is an 18th century folly named Pirton Tower near a lake named Pirton Pool. It is one of the remaining artifices which the Earl of Coventry built to add artistic interest to views from the park at his distant estate, Croome Court. Pirton Tower and some of the other follies became purposed as local picnic houses. The follies were allowed to fall into disrepair.
Pirton has a Counsel-owned wood, beside Pirton Green.
Pirton Church has a storied history. It is about half a mile away from "main" Pirton. When the Black Death arrived in Pirton circa 1357, it was tremendously harmful for the villagers. There is a ditch which was a mass grave for those who died because of the illness. The surviving residents had to move to the countryside at the time of the black death. The current Pirton Church is about 500 years old and has been in continuous use. It still conducts services on Sundays or e.g.: Mass.
- http://opendomesday.org/place/SO8847/pirton/ Open Domesday Map: Pirton, Worcestershire
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