Cleeve Prior

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Cleeve Prior
Cottages in Cleeve Prior.jpg
Cleeve Prior is located in Worcestershire
Cleeve Prior
Cleeve Prior
Cleeve Prior shown within Worcestershire
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
52°08′32″N 1°52′31″W / 52.14236°N 1.875174°W / 52.14236; -1.875174Coordinates: 52°08′32″N 1°52′31″W / 52.14236°N 1.875174°W / 52.14236; -1.875174

Cleeve Prior is a village in the Vale of Evesham Worcestershire, England. It is situated on the cliff (Cleeve) on the Worcestershire/Warwickshire border above the river Avon. There are many picturesque houses made from the local lias stone, including the Kings Arms public house and the 150-year-old school. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew, and has 6 bells which are rung for the parish service each Sunday. The name cleeve comes from the Saxon word for cliff and the prior was a medieval monastery which was destroyed during the Reformation.