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The lost palace and the plague refuge

An old map has been the inspiration behind a lottery-funded project, exploring the long and colourful history of a part of Worcester. Northwick once had its own moated palace and Bevere Island was a refuge during the plague.

Launch of Northwick Manor Community Heritage Project

The project is launched

This lottery-funded project aims to involve the communities of the Northwick and Claines in researching the long and colourful history of their area.

The grant of just under £50,000 means that the Northwick Manor Community Heritage Project will be able to do educational work with two local primary schools, and run workshops and talks for people from the area.

This area in north Worcester has a long and varied history including:

  • A moated palace that used to stand on Northwick Green.
  • An ancient crossing of the River Severn.
  • Bevere Island, where people took refuge from an attack by the Danish King, Hardicanute, and during the Black Death.
John Doharty map

John Doharty map

A map of Claines Manor, dating back to the 18th century, is to be repaired and conserved as part of the project.

The John Doharty map was produced from 1751-3, and is currently held at the Worcestershire Records Office - it will be digitalised so that people can study it on a computer.

A three-mile heritage train around the area is due to be completed by April 2010.

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