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Alcester is a market town and civil parish of Roman origin at the junction of the River Alne and River Arrow in Warwickshire, England, approximately west of Stratford-upon-Avon, and 8 miles south of Redditch, close to the Worcestershire border. [1]

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Alcester Abbey

Alcester Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in Alcester, Warwickshire in England.

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Alcester Academy

Alcester Academy (formerly known as Alcester High School Technology College) is a state secondary school that educates girls and boys aged between 11 and 16, in Alcester, Warwickshire, England.

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Alcester Grammar School

Alcester Grammar School (AGS) is a co-educational 11-18 maintained selective grammar school, situated in Alcester, Warwickshire, England.

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Alcester railway station

Alcester was a railway station serving Alcester in the English county of Warwickshire.

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Alcester Town F.C.

Alcester Town F.C. are a non league football club in Warwickshire, England.

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The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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An antiquarian or antiquary (from the Latin: antiquarius, meaning pertaining to ancient times) is an aficionado or student of antiquities or things of the past.

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Artifact (archaeology)

An artifact, or artefact (see American and British English spelling differences), is something made or given shape by humans, such as a tool or a work of art, especially an object of archaeological interest.

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Ashchurch is a village in the Tewkesbury district of Gloucestershire, England, east of the town of Tewkesbury.

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Barnt Green

Barnt Green is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, England, situated south of Birmingham city centre, with a population at the 2011 census of 1,794.

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Bearley is a village and civil parish in the Stratford district of Warwickshire, England.

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Bernard Cuzner

Bernard Lionel Cuzner (1877 – 4 January 1956) was an English silversmith and product designer.

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Birmingham and Gloucester Railway

The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway was a railway route linking the cities in its name; it opened in stages in 1840, using a terminus at Camp Hill in Birmingham.

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Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire, England.

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Civil parish

In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.

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Colonia (Roman)

A Roman colonia (plural coloniae) was originally a Roman outpost established in conquered territory to secure it.

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Coughton Court

Coughton Court is an English Tudor country house, situated on the main road between Studley and Alcester in Warwickshire.

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Court leet

The court leet was a historical court baron (a manorial court) of England and Wales and Ireland that exercised the "view of frankpledge" and its attendant police jurisdiction, which was normally restricted to the hundred courts.

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Dissolution of the Monasteries

The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England and Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions.

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A dovecote or dovecot (Scots: doocot) is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves.

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Droitwich Spa

Droitwich Spa (often abbreviated to Droitwich) is a town in northern Worcestershire, England, on the River Salwarpe.

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Early Middle Ages

The Early Middle Ages or Early Medieval Period, typically regarded as lasting from the 5th or 6th century to the 10th century CE, marked the start of the Middle Ages of European history.

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Edward Scriven

Edward Scriven (Alcester 1775 – 23 August 1841 London) was an English engraver of portraits, in the stipple and chalk manner.

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English country house

An English country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside.

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Evesham Abbey

Evesham Abbey was founded by Saint Egwin at Evesham in Worcestershire, England between 700 and 710 AD following an alleged vision of the Virgin Mary by a swineherd by the name of Eof.

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Evesham railway station

Evesham railway station is in the town of Evesham in Worcestershire, England.

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A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.

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Food booth

A food booth (also food stand, temporary food service facility) is generally a temporary structure used to prepare and sell food to the general public, usually where large groups of people are situated outdoors in a park, at a parade, near a stadium or otherwise.

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Fosse Way

The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England that linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England to Lincoln (Lindum Colonia) in Lincolnshire, via Ilchester (Lindinis), Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Corieltauvorum).

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Francis James Davies

Flight Lieutenant Francis James Davies (20 October 1889 – 7 March 1941) was a British World War I flying ace credited with twelve aerial victories.

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Francis Smith of Warwick

Francis Smith of Warwick (1672–1738) was an English master-builder and architect, much involved in the construction of country houses in the Midland counties of England.

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Francis Summers

Francis Theodore Summers, also known as Frank Summers (25 January 1887 – 27 October 1967) was an English first-class cricketer.

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Frederick George Jackson

Frederick George Jackson (6 March 1860 – 13 March 1938) was an English Arctic explorer remembered for his expedition to Franz Josef Land, when he located the missing Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen.

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Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen (10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke KB PC (3 October 1554 – 30 September 1628), known before 1621 as Sir Fulke Greville, was an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1581 and 1621, when he was raised to the peerage.

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Georgian architecture

Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1714 and 1830.

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Gilbert Cox

Gilbert Clifford Cox (5 July 1908 – 31 March 1974) was an English cricketer who played two first-class games for Worcestershire, his career at that level lasting for a single week in 1935 when he kept wicket for the county in place of the usual incumbent Bernard Quaife.

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Gloucester loop line

The Gloucester loop line was a railway line, operated by the Midland Railway which ran from to via and, avoiding the main line via Bromsgrove.

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.

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Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall (Vallum Aelium), also called the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the emperor Hadrian.

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Heart of England Way

The Heart of England Way is a long distance walk of around through the Midlands of England.

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Henry VIII of England

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.

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Hiring and mop fairs

Hiring fairs were also called statute, or mop fairs.

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Howard Bennett

Howard Bennett (20 August 1892 – 13 January 1973) was an English cricketer.

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Icknield Street

Icknield Street or Ryknild Street is a Roman road in England, with a route roughly south-west to north-east.

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International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB), formerly known as the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), is an international educational foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and founded in 1968.

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John Bridges (Parliamentarian)

John Bridges (born 1610) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654 and 1656.

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John Leland (antiquary)

John Leland or Leyland (13 September, – 18 April 1552) was an English poet and antiquary.

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Kinwarton is a village in the valley of the River Alne, Warwickshire, to the north east of the market town of Alcester.

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Kinwarton Dovecote

Kinwarton Dovecote is circular 14th-century dovecote situated in Kinwarton, near Alcester, Warwickshire, England.

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List of amusement rides

Amusement rides, sometimes called carnival rides, are mechanical devices or structures that move people to create enjoyment.

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Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a department on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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London, Midland and Scottish Railway

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)It has been argued that the initials LMSR should be used to be consistent with LNER, GWR and SR.

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Long-distance trail

A long-distance trail (or long-distance track, path, footpath or greenway) is a longer recreational trail mainly through rural areas, used for non-motorized recreational walking, backpacking, cycling, horse riding or cross-country skiing.

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Market town

Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.

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A market, or marketplace, is a location where people regularly gather for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods.

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Marquess of Hertford

The titles of Earl of Hertford and Marquess of Hertford have been created several times in the peerages of England and Great Britain.

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Mercia (Miercna rīce) was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy.

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Midland Railway

The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

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A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone (hermits).

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National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom.

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Nick Skelton

Nicholas David Skelton, CBE (born 30 December 1957, Bedworth, Warwickshire) is a former British equestrian who competed in show jumping.

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Order of Saint Benedict

The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also known as the Black Monksin reference to the colour of its members' habitsis a Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict.

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Primary school

A primary school (or elementary school in American English and often in Canadian English) is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about seven to twelve, coming after preschool, infant school and before secondary school.

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Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall is a stately home, located south of Alcester, Warwickshire, eight miles (13 km) west of Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Redditch is a town and local government district in north-east Worcestershire, England, approximately south of Birmingham.

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Richard Waldron

Major Richard Waldron (or Richard Waldern, Richard Walderne; 1615–1689) dominated the society and economy of early colonial Dover, New Hampshire and had a substantial presence in greater New Hampshire and in neighbouring Massachusetts.

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River Alne

The River Alne is a tributary of the Arrow and has its headwaters to the north of Wootton Wawen.

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River Arrow, Worcestershire

The River Arrow is a tributary of the River Avon, which flows through Worcestershire and Warwickshire in the English Midlands.

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Roman Britain

Roman Britain (Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") was the area of the island of Great Britain that was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 410 AD.

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Roman roads in Britannia

Roman roads in Britannia were initially designed for military use, created by the Roman Army during the nearly four centuries (43 – 410 AD) that Britannia was a province of the Roman Empire.

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Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas (Ἅγιος Νικόλαος,, Sanctus Nicolaus; 15 March 270 – 6 December 343), also called Nikolaos of Myra or Nicholas of Bari, was Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey), and is a historic Christian saint.

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The Saxons (Saxones, Sachsen, Seaxe, Sahson, Sassen, Saksen) were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony, Saxonia) near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.

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Secondary school

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place.

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St Benedict's Catholic High School, Alcester

St Benedict's Catholic High School s a coeducational Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form.

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Stratford-on-Avon (UK Parliament constituency)

Stratford-on-Avon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Nadhim Zahawi, a Conservative.

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Stratford-on-Avon District

Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district of southern Warwickshire in England.

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Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District, in the county of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, north west of London, south east of Birmingham, and south west of Warwick.

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Throckmorton baronets

There have been two baronetcies created for different branches of the Throckmorton family, 6th cousins, both descended from Sir John Throckmorton (d. 1445), Under-Treasurer of England temp. King Henry VI (1422–1461).

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Tom Wilkes (footballer)

Thomas Henry Wilkes (19 May 1874 – 1921) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Aston Villa and Stoke.

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Tudor architecture

The Tudor architectural style is the final development of Medieval architecture in England, during the Tudor period (1485–1603) and even beyond, and also the tentative introduction of Renaissance architecture to England.

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United Kingdom census, 2011

A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.

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Vallet is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

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Victorian architecture

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Warwickshire (abbreviated Warks) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.

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Worcestershire (written abbreviation: Worcs) is a county in the West Midlands of England.

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2007 United Kingdom floods

A series of destructive floods occurred in parts of the United Kingdom during the summer of 2007.

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