Cleeve Prior is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.
Parish church: St. Andrew
Parish registers begin: 1598
Parishes adjacent to Cleeve Prior
- Bidford on Avon
- North and Middle Littleton
- Salford Priors
Cleeve Prior Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850
Cleeve-Prior, 5 m. N.E. Evesham. P. 366
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
Cleeve Prior Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822
Cleeve-Prior – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, upper division, 5 miles N.N.E. from Evesham, Worcestershire , and 98 from London; containing 68 houses. This village stands on an eminence, on the southern bank of the river Avon, the scenery round which is extremely pleasing.
A labouring man residing at South Littleton, lately employed in working a quarry in this parish, discovered two pots of coins, one of gold, the other of silver, principally specimens of Gratian, Valentinian, and Theodosius; they were found at the depth of about 3 feet, having dug through sixteen inches of soil, four of limestone, and eighteen of clay. A goldsmith in London offered him £300 for them, which he refused.
The living is a vicarage; the Rev. R. D. Stillingfleet, incumbent; instituted 1812; patron, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 287 – 1811, 322 – 1821, 343
Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.
Cleeve Prior Marriages
Marriages at Cleeve Prior 1599 to 1837
Worcestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B.A.
Vol II. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.
Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Carter, W. F. (William Fowler), b. 1856 joint ed
- County: Worcestershire
- Civil Registration District: Evesham
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Worcester
- Rural Deanery: Pershore
- Poor Law Union: Evesham
- Hundred: Oswaldslow
- Province: Canterbury