Alcester, the marvellous Market Town located on the mouths of the two roaring Rivers, the Alne and the Arrow.

Found in the beautiful and historical district of Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, is the marvellous Market town of Alcester. Located at the junction of the Rivers Alne and Arrow, close to the Worcestershire border and only seven miles from Redditch. The historical wonders of Alcester’s architecture feature buildings from the Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and as far back as the Medieval eras!  The Old Malthouse building on the corner of Malt Lane and Church Street dates back to approximately 1500. The 14th Century tower belonging to the Grade 2 listed building of the Church of St Nicholas cradles a clock that can be clearly seen from the High Street because of its unusual position.

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There are many places of interest to visit in and around Alcester, including two magnificent Stately Homes, Croughton Court and Ragely Hall. Croughton Court now belongs to the National Trust but was once the family seat of the Throckmorton baronets. Ragley Hall is still the current home of the Marquis of Hertford.  Ragley Hall’s extensive home and gardens are looked after by a dedicated team of individuals who lovingly care for the interior and exterior, painstakingly ensuring that the Marquis can enjoy his home and gardens without worry.  The grounds men and women tend to the various horticultural delights and maintenance of the gardens, including any issues with the sewers and drains.  If they did encounter any problems they might well contact a professional company such as who specialise in CCTV Drainage Surveys Alcester.

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It is essential to keep the grounds free from flooding, not only for the sake of the Marquis but for the Alcester and Ragley Park Cricket Club whose home is located there. If you love a street market then visit Alcester in June because they hold an annual “Court Leet” , a Charity event, which starts with a vibrant procession and includes competitions for the best fancy dress and best dressed stall.  If you visit Alcester at the beginning of October, on the first Monday and Tuesday of the month, you will be able to attend their Mop Fair, with fairground rides, a plethora of food stalls and plenty of other opportunities to buy various produce and gifts. Alcester is a Market Town with so much appeal that it really is worth a visit.


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