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Elmley Castle

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"ELMLEY CASTLE, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county Worcester, 4 miles S.E. of Pershore, its post town, and 4 S.W. of the Evesham station on the West Midland line. This was formerly a market town, but is now only a small village. Kersoe is a hamlet in this parish. A castle was built here in early times, and held by the Beauchamp and other families. Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, founded a college or chantry here for eight priests, in honour of the Virgin Mary."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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