Claines

Claines is a small village just to the north of Worcester, England, on the east bank of the River Severn. Claines is situated in the heart of Worcestershire on the A449 between Worcester and Kidderminster. It has a church which dates from the 10th Century.

Claines
St John the Baptist Church at Claines.jpg
St John the Baptist Church
Claines is located in Worcestershire
Claines
Claines
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO855585
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWORCESTER
Postcode districtWR
Dialling code01905
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°13′28″N 2°12′49″W / 52.22451°N 2.21369°W / 52.22451; -2.21369Coordinates: 52°13′28″N 2°12′49″W / 52.22451°N 2.21369°W / 52.22451; -2.21369

Although not part of Claines itself the Worcester suburb of Cornmeadow Green, which is adjacent to Claines village, is generally referred to as Claines, a result of when the area was once historically part of Claines Parish prior to Worcester expanding and various administrative boundary changes many years ago. Furthermore, Claines village also falls under the Worcester City Council local government administrative area.

Claines is known for The Mug House, one of only two pubs in a churchyard in England.

Pineau De Re, the 2014 Grand National winner, was trained at Claines and is also stabled there. The Claines village name signs were replaced by Worcestershire County Council in 2014 to recognise the win and connection to the village.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Braine, Peter The Railway Moon pmb publishing, Taunton 2010 p32-36
  2. ^ Braine, Peter The Railway Moon pmb publishing, Taunton 2010 p36
  3. ^ "Edward Rowlands". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2015.

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