Cleeve Prior

This website is sponsored and managed by Cleeve Prior Parish Council on behalf of the village.

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Welcome to our village

Cleeve Prior is a small village of 249 dwellings on the Worcestershire and Warwickshire border between Evesham and Stratford-upon-Avon.

The name Cleeve comes from the Saxon word for cliff and the Prior was a medieval monastery which was destroyed during the Reformation.

The continued significance of the early origins of Cleeve Prior as a Saxon and Medieval farming community is clearly illustrated in the presence of numerous farm buildings from the 16th to 19th centuries.

Cleeve Prior

The centre of the village forms the Cleeve Prior Conservation Area and there are many picturesque houses made from the local blue lias stone, including the Kings Arms public house and the 150-year-old school.

The church is dedicated to St. Andrew, and has 6 bells which are rung for the parish service each Sunday.

Please browse through this website to learn more about our village and its history.

Village Map

Map of the village with highlighted Points Of Interest giving more information about many of the features of this special place.

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An introduction to Cleeve Prior, highlighting some of the things to see and do.

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Heritage Trust

The 18C. Lias stone barn [now Grade 2 listed] was built as a threshing barn and was part of the Manor Farm until the 1930’s. In 1997 the Heritage Trust was formed and the barn and associated fields are kept in trust for the benefit of the village and it's environs.

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The Church of St Andrew

St. Andrew’s church is a Grade 1 listed building at the heart of the beautiful village of Cleeve Prior in Worcestershire. It has a long tradition of regular Christian worship going back to the early thirteenth century, and today our Eucharistic worship follows the traditional Book of Common Prayer service.

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A Walk through the village

Use our pre-planned walk of the village to see all the highlights - Courtesy of the Cleeve Prior Chroniclers.

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Cleeve Prior Chroniclers

As a project for the Millennium the Village decided to start recording the history of the village over the centuries and thus “The Cleeve Prior Chroniclers” were born.

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