The history of the Besfords

Category: Places

  • Cowpen Square

    Cowpen Square

    Cowpen is situated on the southern bank of the River Blyth. The opening up of the Cowpen North and South pits at the end of the eighteenth century led to the building of Cowpen Square in order to house the coal miners and their families who came to Cowpen to work in these pits.

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  • La Boisselle

    La Boisselle

    The village of La Boisselle is a settlement in the Somme department of northern France. It was the subject of heavy fighting during the First World War. George Besford was wounded here in the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.

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  • Besford Station

    Besford Station

    Besford railway station served the village of Besford, Worcestershire, from 1841 to 1846 on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway.

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  • Besford, Shropshire

    Besford, Shropshire

    Besford is a village in Shropshire, England. Besford Wood is nearby.

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  • Radcliffe, Northumberland

    Radcliffe, Northumberland

    Radcliffe was a mining community in Northumberland, located 1 km south of the town of Amble. Radcliffe was once home to over 700 people. It was an independent and self-sufficient settlement with its own schools, shops, churches and working men’s club.

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  • Besford Court

    Besford Court

    Besford Court was the last great, gothic English country house. It is a Grade II*-listed building, located in the village of Besford.

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  • Besford in the Domesday Book

    Besford in the Domesday Book

    The Open Domesday project has made available the first free online copy of Domesday Book, revealing data about Besford which were originally collected during the 1990s to create the Domesday Explorer CD-ROM.

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  • Besford & Croome reunion videos

    Besford & Croome reunion videos

    YouTuber RWvideoproductions has uploaded videos of a number of reunions of former pupils of Besford Court School and Croome Court School.

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  • Besford House

    Besford House

    Besford House, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, was built originally as a private residence in 1893. In 1911 it was set up a boys’ home, as a way of getting children out of the workhouses. It has now been restored as a family home.

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  • Besford Church

    Besford Church

    The church of St Peter in Besford is a wonderful example of English church architecture and one of only a few timber frame churches in England.

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