Cleeve Prior

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Cleeve Prior
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Location: 52°8’32"N, 1°52’31"W
Post town: Evesham
Postcode: WR11
Dialling code: 01789
Local Government
Council: Wychavon

Cleeve Prior is a village and parish in the Vale of Evesham in Worcestershire. The village is situated on the cliff (Cleeve) on the border with Warwickshire above the River Avon. The parish additionally has a border with Gloucestershire, to the south-east with the parish of Pebworth.

There are many picturesque houses made from the local lias stone, including the Kings Arms public house and the 150-year-old school. The church is dedicated to St Andrew, and has six bells which are rung for the parish service each Sunday. The name cleeve comes from the Saxon word for cliff and the prior was a mediæval monastery which was destroyed during the Reformation.

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