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Village Shop and Post Office, Peopleton - - 131870.jpg
Village shop and post office
Peopleton is located in Worcestershire
 Peopleton shown within Worcestershire
Population 640 
OS grid reference SO938504
   – London  96.5 miles (155.3 km) 
District Wychavon
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERSHORE
Postcode district WR10
Dialling code 01905
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Mid Worcestershire
List of places

Coordinates: 52°09′07″N 2°05′30″W / 52.15196°N 2.09177°W / 52.15196; -2.09177

Peopleton is a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England. In 2001 the parish had a population of 640, with 245 households.[1]


Peopleton is located about 7 miles (11 km) south east of Worcester and 3 miles (5 km) north of Pershore. The parish is bounded by Bow Brook to the west, Piddle Brook to the east and the A44 to the south.[2]

The parish is bounded by the parishes of White Ladies Aston, Upton Snodsbury, Naunton Beauchamp, Throckmorton, Pinvin, Drakes Broughton & Wadborough and Stoulton.

Peopleton is in the Upton Snodsbury electoral ward.


The village church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas in the Anglican Diocese of Worcester. It dates from the 13th century with modifications in the 14th and 19th centuries.

Opposite the church in the centre of the village lies the Crown Inn public house.

In December 2010 the long established village shop and post office became a community shop with a legal structure based on the Plunkett model rules.[3] In February 2011 it was featured on an edition of the BBC Countryfile programme focusing on Worcestershire .[4] A tea room was opened during celebrations of the first anniversary of the community shop in December 2011.[5]

The village hall & playing fields are on the northern edge of the village.

The village school was closed after the Second World War, and the building is now used as a private residence.[6] The only school in the village is now Bowbrook House School, an independent day school,[7] situated in a mansion at the south end of the village. This house was previously occupied by parish benefactor Caroline Baroness Norton, and later by the mother of Barbara Cartland; in the Second World War it was used by Morgan Crucible to accommodate European Voluntary Workers.[6]

To the north of Peopleton the track to White Ladies Aston fords Bow Brook at Barrels Bridge.[8]

After the extensive floods in 2007 when a quarter of the houses in Peopleton were flooded, Peopleton Parish Council raised money for a drainage system to reduce the effects of any future flooding.[9]

Public transport[edit]

A bus service operated by N.N. Cresswell links Peopleton to Upton Snodsbury, Pershore, and Drakes Broughton.

Pershore railway station is the closest passenger railway station.


The name Peopleton was originally "Piplinogtune" meaning "Pyppel's farmstead (or estate)".[10]

The Worcestershire map in John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine refers to Peopleton as "Pippleton".[11]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Worcestershire County Council : 2001 Census Worcestershire County Population Report" (PDF). Worcestershire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  2. ^ "'Parishes: Peopleton', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 147-150.". British History Online. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Peopleton Community Shop". Plunkett Community Shop Network. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Countryfile 27/02/2011". BBC. 2011-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Peopleton people celebrate community shop anniversary". Evesham Journal. 2011-12-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Peopleton". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  7. ^ "Bowbrook House School". Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  8. ^ "Peopleton". 
  9. ^ "Flood protection for deluged Worcestershire village". BBC. 2010-06-02. 
  10. ^ Worcestershire Anglo-Saxon Charter Bounds p.188. Boydell & Brewer. 
  11. ^ "John Speed proof maps". Cambridge University Library. 1612.