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Fladbury is a traditional English village located in rural Worcestershire, England. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, almost 1,000 years ago. It is sited on the banks of the River Avon, with many interesting and original buildings and features. Cropthorne village is on the opposite bank of the Avon. The two ancient communities are linked by the Jubilee Bridge.

Fladbury
River Avon at Fladbury.jpg
River Avon - Cropthorne Mill
Fladbury is located in Worcestershire
Fladbury
Fladbury
Location within Worcestershire
Population750 
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPershore
Postcode districtWR10
Dialling code01386
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°06′56″N 2°00′31″W / 52.115449°N 2.008589°W / 52.115449; -2.008589Coordinates: 52°06′56″N 2°00′31″W / 52.115449°N 2.008589°W / 52.115449; -2.008589

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HistoryEdit

A Beaker settlement was discovered in the centre of Fladbury during excavations into Saxon occupation.[1] Excavations of the Beaker site took place from 1932 to 1941.[2]

LandmarksEdit

Fladbury Mill is a grade II listed building. It dates mainly from the 18th century, and is constructed of brick to an irregular plan. It has gabled wings; one gabled bay is of earlier timber framing.[3]

EducationEdit

A voluntary aided Church of England First School provides education to around 85 children aged 4 to 10. A September 2007 Ofsted inspection accorded the school a Grade 2 (good).[4]

Fladbury WalkaboutEdit

Fladbury Walkabout is an Open Gardens and Flower Festival, which runs on the first weekend of July each year (6/7 July in 2019). The event normally includes market stalls, live music, classic cars, children's activities, boat trips and refreshments, together with a Fun Run on the Sunday.[5]

John Singer SargentEdit

The American artist John Singer Sargent, visited Fladbury in 1889. His painting, 'Two Girls with Parasols at Fladbury',[6] is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor, Christopher "Village and Farmstead" p43
  2. ^ The Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham Retrieved 27 May 2016
  3. ^ Fladbury Mill at Heritage Gateway Retrieved 27 May 2016
  4. ^ Ofsted report September 2007 Retrieved 30 July 2009
  5. ^ "- Walkabout". www.fladburyvillage.co.uk.
  6. ^ Natasha. "John Singer Sargent's Two Girls with Parasols at Fladbury". jssgallery.org.

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