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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.
The church of St John the Baptist in Fladbury is located in the village centre. It has been a site of Christian worship since monks settled here in 691AD when Ethelred, King of Mercia, made a grant of land to Oftfor the then Bishop of Worcester. The monks later moved on to found the monastery that became Evesham Abbey. No trace of the early Saxon building remains, and the present building dates from the 12th century, with only the base of the tower dating back to Norman times. The church was rebuilt in 1340 with significant restorations taking place during Victorian times. The tower has a ring of eight bells which were rehung on a new frame in 1991. The famous statesman, Sir John Throckmorton of Throckmorton Manor, Knt., (d. 12 April 1445) was interred in a large altar tomb in Fladbury Church.
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.
Fladbury Walkabout is an Open Gardens and Flower Festival, which runs on the first weekend of July each year (6/7 July in 2019). The event normally includes market stalls, live music, classic cars, children's activities, boat trips and refreshments, together with a Fun Run on the Sunday.
John Singer Sargent
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- The Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham Retrieved 27 May 2016
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- Ofsted report September 2007[permanent dead link] Retrieved 30 July 2009
- "- Walkabout". www.fladburyvillage.co.uk.
- Natasha. "John Singer Sargent's Two Girls with Parasols at Fladbury". jssgallery.org.
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