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"KEMPSEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county Worcester, 4 miles S. of Worcester, its post town, and 2 W. of the Wadborough railway station. The village, which is large, is situated on the S.E. bank of the river Severn. A monastery was founded here in 799, which, after it had flourished for nearly a century, was given to the bishops of Worcester, who had a palace here. At this palace Henry II. and Edward I. kept their courts, and Simon de Montfort slept with his prisoner, Henry III., prior to the battle of Evesham, in which he was defeated and slain. This parish includes the chapelry of Norton."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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