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The church of St Peter in Besford is one of the few timber frame churches in England
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Location within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SO910448
  London 96 miles (154 km)
Civil parish
  • Besford
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WR8
Dialling code 01386
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52°06′07″N2°07′54″W / 52.101808°N 2.131749°W / 52.101808; -2.131749 Coordinates: 52°06′07″N2°07′54″W / 52.101808°N 2.131749°W / 52.101808; -2.131749

Besford is a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 147. The village is near Pershore, off the road from Upton-upon-Severn. A historic house, Besford Court (a grade II* listed building), is located in the village. Besford Court was once used as a school known as Besford Court Hospital .


The village is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a member of the Seabright family, who appears in a nightshirt. [1]

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  1. Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 306. ISBN   9780340165973.