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Pershore Abbey, at Pershore in Worcestershire, was founded in the 7th century, and came under the Benedictine rule in about the 10th century. It was originally dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and later to Saint Mary and Saint Eadburga. The main building was begun in about 1100. The abbey was dissolved in 1539. A monk of Pershore, named Richard Beerely, was one of those who gave evidence to Thomas Cromwell about the misbehaviour of some of his brothers, writing that "Monckes drynk an bowll after collacyon tell ten or xii of the clock, and cum to mattens as dronck as myss, and sume at cardes, sume at dyss." Map sources for Pershore at grid reference SO945455 Pershore is a small market town in Worcestershire, England on the banks of the River Avon. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of St Benedict. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... Mary, depicted as Virgin of Guadalupe According to the New Testament, Mary (Judeo-Aramaic מרים Maryām Bitter; Arabic مريم (Maryam); Septuagint Greek Μαριάμ, Mariam, Μαρία, Maria; Geez: ማሪያም, Māryām; Syriac: Mart Maryam), was the mother of Jesus of Nazareth, who at the time of his conception was the betrothed wife of... Saint Peter, also known as Simon ben Jonah/BarJonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Kepha — original name Simon or Simeon (Acts 15:14) — was one of the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus chose from among his original disciples. ... Paul of Tarsus (d. ... Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary. ... Saint Eadburh or Eadburga (died June 15, 960) was the daughter of King Edward the Elder by his third marriage. ... The Dissolution of the Monasteries, referred to by Roman Catholic writers as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the formal process during the English Reformation by which King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the monastic institutions in England between 1538 and 1541. ... Events May 30 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold. ... Thomas Cromwell: detail from a portrait by Hans Holbein, 1532-3 Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex ( 1485 - July 28, 1540) was an English statesman, one of the most important political figures of the reign of Henry VIII of England. ...

"'The buttresses on the left were added in the early 1900s, to replace the support from the missing portion of the building.
"'The buttresses on the left were added in the early 1900s, to replace the support from the missing portion of the building.
The Nave at Pershore Abbey
The Nave at Pershore Abbey

The abbey church remained in use as a parish church. When the north transept collapsed in 1686, a wall was built in its place. Further alterations were carried out, including a restoration by George Gilbert Scott in 1852; however, the church as it now stands represents only a small portion of the original building. Taken by me about 10 years ago; I actually live in Pershore so this was not a difficult picture to research -- Malcolm Farmer 16:07 Oct 20, 2002 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taken by me about 10 years ago; I actually live in Pershore so this was not a difficult picture to research -- Malcolm Farmer 16:07 Oct 20, 2002 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 1215 KB) The nave, looking towards the high altar at Pershore Abbey, Worcestershire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 1215 KB) The nave, looking towards the high altar at Pershore Abbey, Worcestershire. ... A parish church is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches. ... Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram. ... Events The League of Augsburg is founded. ... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Pershore Abbey has a 25 CWT ring of 8 bells which are rung from a 'cage' suspended [very high up] above the chancel crossing. The ringing room, or 'cage' is accessed by means of two stone spiral staircases, a walkway through the roof, a squeeze through a narrow passage and a see-through iron staircase into the cage.


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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Pershore Abbey (187 words)
Pershore Abbey, at Pershore[?] in Worcestershire, was founded in the 7th century, and came under the Benedictine rule in about the 10th century.
A monk of Pershore, named Richard Beerely, was one of those who gave evidence to Thomas Cromwell about the misbehaviour of some of his brothers, writing that "Monckes drynk an bowll after collacyon tell ten or xii of the clock, and cum to mattens as dronck as myss, and sume at cardes, sume at dyss."
The abbey church remained in use as a parish church.
The borough of Pershore | British History Online (4123 words)
George Perrot, one of the barons of the Exchequer, died at Pershore in 1780.
Thomas Woodward, the animal painter, was buried in the abbey church in 1852.
The house of Anne Thomas of Pershore was licensed for Anabaptist worship in 1723.
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