About Evesham

Evesham is an ancient market town nestled in the Cotswolds within easy reach of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Broadway, Worcester and Cheltenham.

Interesting Facts

  • Evesham can trace its origins back to the eighth century
  • In 1540 the Abbey that Evesham surrounds was estimated to be the 3rd largest in England
  • In 1265 Simon de Montfort was killed in the battle of Evesham
  • Evesham hosts many fishing contests during the season including the Wychavon Angling Festival in August each year.
  • Evesham's population was approx 23,000 in 2003
  • Hampton Ferry, in Evesham has the only hand pulled river ferry, in the country.
  • The 'A' frame house at Evesham Lock is a unique design and straddles the lock.
  • Henry Smith, Mayor of Evesham in 1858 and 1860 was a founder of W H Smith, high street retailer. (See history section)

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