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Evesham

[eev-shuh m, ee-shuh m, ee-suh m] /ˈiv ʃəm, ˈi ʃəm, ˈi səm/
noun
1.
a town in Hereford and Worcester county, in W England: battle 1265.
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Evesham

/ˈiːvʃəm/
noun
1.
a town in W central England, in W Worcestershire, on the River Avon: scene of the Battle of Evesham in 1265 (Lord Edward's defeat of Simon de Montfort and the barons); centre of the Vale of Evesham, famous for market gardens and orchards. Pop: 22 179 (2001)
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Evesham

town ("parish") located in Wychavon district, administrative and historic county of Worcestershire, west-central England, on the right bank of the River Avon. Evesham is an agricultural centre situated in the middle of a fertile vale that has become an important fruit-growing area. The medieval town grew beside the abbey (established in the 8th century), and the town was controlled and patronized by the abbot until the dissolution of the monasteries (1536-39), when the abbey was almost completely destroyed. On the ridge north of the town in 1265, Henry III's son (later Edward I) intercepted the army of Simon de Montfort, who was defeated and killed. The town's market rights date from 1055, and it was incorporated by James I in 1604. Pop. (2001) 22,179.

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