Vale of Evesham

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Coordinates: 52°05′N 1°57′W / 52.09°N 1.95°W / 52.09; -1.95

Evesham is a rural market town and a civil parish in the Local Authority District of Wychavon in the county of Worcestershire, England. It is located roughly equidistant between Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon. The 2001 UK census records a population of 22,000.

Evesham was founded around an early 8th century abbey, which was once one of the largest in Europe. The abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, with only Abbot Lichfield's Bell Tower remaining.

The town lies within the Vale of Evesham, an area comprising of the flood plain of the River Avon, which was once a major English centre of market gardening. The town centre, which is situated within a loop of the river, is regularly subject to severe flooding. Evesham and its area has very little industry, the main occupations being based largely on farming, although for 25 years from 1983 to 2008, the town was the seat of Evesham Micros, major UK computer manufacturer.

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