Wyche, Worcestershire

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Coordinates: 52°05′39″N 2°20′06″W / 52.0942°N 2.3350°W / 52.0942; -2.3350

Wyche
Wyche.jpg
The Wyche, seen from Poolbrook common.
Wyche is located in Worcestershire
Wyche
Wyche
 Wyche shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SO7944
    - London  104 miles (167 km) 
Civil parish Malvern Town
District Malvern Hills
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALVERN
Postcode district WR14
Dialling code 01684
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament West Worcestershire
List of places
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England
Worcestershire

Wyche, generally referred to locally as The Wyche, is a village and a suburb of the town of Malvern, Worcestershire, England, and part of the civil parish of Malvern Wells. It is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Great Malvern, the town's centre, on the B4218 road that runs from Malvern to Colwall. The western boundary of the village is marked by The Wyche Cutting, a pass through the Malvern Hills that was once part of an Iron Age salt route.

As the crest of the Malvern Hills (running north to south) defines part of the border between the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, The Wyche Cutting itself forms a narrow pass through the hills between the counties. Until the 1960s, this was the main A449 road, which is now re-routed further south to cope with larger vehicles.

The Wyche village comprises the two informal areas of Upper Wyche and Lower Wyche, mainly comprising residential properties. It is also the location of the Wyche Innovation Centre, that was the former Skot Transformers building. This is also the home of the Malvern Hills Geocentre,[1] a visitor centre based entirely on iPads with an attached cafe.[2][3]

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