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Wadborough village
Grid reference: SO849548
Location: 52°7’37"N, 2°8’20"W
Post town: Worcester
Postcode: WR8
Dialling code: 01905
Local Government
Council: Wychavon
Mid Worcestershire

Wadborough is a small village in Worcestershire standing 2 miles outside Pershore and 7 miles from Worcester. The village is an old farming community, and its nearest church is a mile away in Pirton.

Wadborough is first mentioned in the 10th century when King Edgar of England confirmed that four manses (priests houses) there belonged to Pershore Abbey.[1] The Abbey owned most of the land in the area. Place names like Abbottswood and Hermitage Farm reflect a long church ownership.

Wadborough appears in Domesday Book as Wadberge, meaning "Woad Hill" (the Old English wad beorg). Woad dye production was usually carried out at some distance from towns because of the awful smell, and Wadborough may have produced for Pershore about four miles distant.

Wadborough railway station was situated west of the village on the Bristol to Birmingham main rail line. The line remains open and high-speed trains regularly pass through, but the station closed in January 1965. The village has one bus service, the 382, which runs between Pershore and Worcester, once an hour in both directions.

In the 2001 census the parish of Drakes Broughton and Wadborough recorded a population of 1,762. Wadborough itself has approximately 200 inhabitants. Wadborough has one public house, the Masons Arms.

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