Pirton, Worcestershire

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Pirton
Pirton - geograph.org.uk - 22099.jpg
Village Green complete with oak tree.
Pirton is located in Worcestershire
Pirton
Pirton
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO879474
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWORCESTER
Postcode districtWR8
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°07′29″N 2°10′41″W / 52.12478°N 2.17816°W / 52.12478; -2.17816Coordinates: 52°07′29″N 2°10′41″W / 52.12478°N 2.17816°W / 52.12478; -2.17816

Pirton is a small village in the English county of Worcestershire. The village has been occupied since at least 1086, when Domesday listed the village of Peritone within the hundred of Pershore.[1]

Pirton has some uncommon features for a village. The most unusual is an 18th-century folly named Pirton Tower near a lake named Pirton Pool. It is one of the remaining artifices which the Earl of Coventry built to add artistic interest to views from the park at his distant estate, Croome Court. Pirton Tower and some of the other follies became purposed as local picnic houses. The follies were allowed to fall into disrepair.

Pirton has a Council-owned wood, beside Pirton Green.

Pirton Church has a storied history. It is about half a mile away from "main" Pirton. When the Black Death arrived in Pirton c. 1357, it was tremendously harmful for the villagers. There is a ditch which was a mass grave for those who died because of the illness. The surviving residents had to move to the countryside at the time of the black death. The current Pirton Church is about 500 years old and has been in continuous use. It still conducts services on Sundays or e.g.: Mass.

Pirton has a nearby level crossing which used to be called Pirton Sidings due to the sidings that used to be there. Pirton Level Crossing is a highly filmed location for Rail Enthusiasts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://opendomesday.org/place/SO8847/pirton/ Open Domesday Map: Pirton, Worcestershire

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