Village shop and post office
Peopleton shown within Worcestershire
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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.
Peopleton is in the Upton Snodsbury electoral ward.
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. In February 2011 it was featured on an edition of the BBC Countryfile programme focusing on Worcestershire . A tea room was opened during celebrations of the first anniversary of the community shop in December 2011.
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. The only school in the village is now Bowbrook House School, an independent day school, 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.
To the north of Peopleton the track to White Ladies Aston fords Bow Brook at Barrels Bridge.
Pershore railway station is the closest passenger railway station.
The name Peopleton was originally "Piplinogtune" meaning "Pyppel's farmstead (or estate)".
- John Days, Worcestershire cricketer in the 1900s, was born in Peopleton.
- Jeremy Paxman, television presenter, was brought up in Yorkshire and Peopleton.
- John Snow, professional cricketer in the 1960s and 1970s, was born in Peopleton.
- Giles Turberville (died March 1689), a properous local farmer, left "to the poor of Peopleton 6 shillings and 8 pence" in his Will.
- "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.
- "'Parishes: Peopleton', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 147-150.". British History Online. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
- "Peopleton Community Shop". Plunkett Community Shop Network. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
- "Countryfile 27/02/2011". BBC. 2011-02-27.
- "Peopleton people celebrate community shop anniversary". Evesham Journal. 2011-12-08.
- "Peopleton". Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "Bowbrook House School". Retrieved 2011-11-02.
- "Peopleton". wetroads.co.uk.
- "Flood protection for deluged Worcestershire village". BBC. 2010-06-02.
- Worcestershire Anglo-Saxon Charter Bounds p.188. Boydell & Brewer.
- "John Speed proof maps". Cambridge University Library. 1612.
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- "Peopleton". A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 147-150. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- "Parish Records". Worcester Branch of the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- "Map of 1850 parish boundary". Worcestershire County Council. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- on YouTube
- Burfitt, Peter; Emmins, Celia; Piercy, Nicky (2004). Peopleton Times. 1. Missing or empty