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

History[edit]

A Beaker settlement was discovered in the centre of Fladbury during excavations into Saxon occupation.[1] Excavations of the Beaker site took place from 1932 to 1941.[2]

Landmarks[edit]

Fladbury Mill is a grade II listed building. It dates mainly from the 18th century, and is constructed of brick to an irregular plan. It has gabled wings; one gabled bay is of earlier timber framing.[3]

Education[edit]

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).[4]

Fladbury Walkabout[edit]

Fladbury Walkabout runs over a weekend in mid-July (8/9 July in 2017). It is an 'Open Gardens' event, which includes a Flower Festival, boat trips, children's activities, stalls, classic cars, live music and a Fun Run on the Sunday.

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. ^ Taylor, Christopher "Village and Farmstead" p43
  2. ^ The Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham Retrieved 27 May 2016
  3. ^ Fladbury Mill at Heritage Gateway Retrieved 27 May 2016
  4. ^ Ofsted report September 2007 Retrieved 30 July 2009

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