Alcester

Alcester

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alcester is an old market town of Roman origin at the junction of the River Alne and River Arrow in Warwickshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon, and 8 miles south of Redditch, close to the Worcestershire border. The 2001 census recorded a population of 6,214 in the town, which also has civil parish status. In Roman times Alcester was a walled town and Roman fort of some importance being located at a junction between the Ryknild Street Roman road and the ancient Saltway from Droitwich and the roman road from Stratford upon Avon and the Fosse Way. An important market town, Alcester was the site of a Benedictine monastery founded in the middle of the 12th century by Ralph le Boteler. The monastery was once a thriving one. In 1318 Walter de Beauchamp, who had a seat in the neighbourhood, complained to the abbot of the monastery that some of his monks had removed Beauchamp's possessions from his manor. At the Dissolution, King Henry VIII granted the monastery to the Greville family.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135953702
  • 9786135953701