Village of Cleeve Prior - History Page
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||Saxon Times||Norman Times|
and Axe- heads found. Hand axe, 150,000 years old, found in the
garden of Manor House.
few Bronze age items have been found nearby
found from Emperors Valerian, Valentinian I and III, Gratian,
Theodosius, Arcadius (400 - 411 AD)
A Roman Road runs along the top of the cliff by the river
|Cleeve was given to the Church at Worcester by Ethelred, elder brother of King Alfred, in 872 AD. The Prior was the head of the church at Worcester (St Mary's) and he owned the land.||Domesday
AD 1086) mentions Cleeve Prior.
|Simon de Montfort||Tudor Times||Victorian Times||First
and Second World War
Battle of Evesham - Edward I's soldiers crossed at the Ford.
the First World War when 11 people from the village had been killed,
Hall was built to remember them.
There was a garrison stationed around Cleeve Prior in the Second World War. Read about the memories of the Second World War by following THIS LINK