Pershore was the centre of the ancient Hundred of Pershore.

This place has a long history.  


Pershore has been a centre for Christians since the first monastic settlement was established in 682.  The Rule of St. Benedict was introduced in 972, visitors to the abbey church today can still see remains of the Saxon monastic church.  This place is full of mystery and not surprisingly it is a centre of activity for heritage detectives. If you have a smart phone why not to join in and start exploring Pershore and the villages round about.  Your task is to help solve the mystery of why two abbots once shared Pershore market.  Succeed and you will be on your way to discovering Pershore's hidden secret!


Contact us when you discover the secret and we will make you a heritage knight and send you a certificate


Pershore is an historic market town, and an administrative and legal centre where from time immemorial people have come together to transact their business. Click on each of the places listed below to find out more about this area.  Today it is part of the district of 'Wychavon', but it wasn't always so, have you heard of the Hundred of Pershore?

Click to visit. Pershore Market Town and the villages of  DeffordDrakes BroughtonEckington, Elmley Castle and Norton-juxta-Kempsey.  Schools from all these places took part in the Pershore Big Heritage Quest to discover why it was that Pershore market was once owned by two Abbots.

Click here for local visitor information.