Clifton upon Teme
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|Clifton upon Teme|
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Named after the River Teme which runs nearby, it has a village shop, parish church (dedicated to Saint Kenelm), nursery and primary school, village hall, veterinary surgery, garage and two pubs, the New Inn and the Lion.
There are two grade II* buildings in Clifton upon Teme: the parish church of St Kenelm,  and Woodmanton Farmhouse. and further 44 grade II listed buildings or structures. Located outside the village at the bottom of the escarpment (and close to the river Teme), but within the parish is Ham Castle Farm which is the location of three grade II listed buildings and one other grade II structure. Close to it are the earthworks remains of Ham Castle.
The earliest surviving mention of the village is in the Latin charter of King Athelstan, granting it to the monks of St. Peter's Monastery in Worcester in 934 AD when it was referred to as Clistun ultra Tame.
During the time of the wars with the Welsh, the manor of Clifton became established and was granted Royal Borough status by Edward III of England in 1377, allowing it to hold a weekly market on Thursdays and an annual four-day fair. The original manor house, built around 1200 on the site of the present Lion Inn, eventually came to be used as a hostelry for travellers en route between Worcester and Tenbury Wells.
- Historic England. "Church of St Kenelm (1083009)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Historic England. "Woodmanton Farmhouse, kitchen, outbuildings and tower base (1302591)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Goodge, Mark (16 October 2013). "Listed Buildings in Clifton upon Teme, Worcestershire, England". BritishListedBuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Ham Castle Farm, Clifton upon Teme, England (Record Id: 1595)". parksandgardens.org. 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Historic England. "Motte and bailey (Ham Castle) at Ham Farm (1005278)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
- Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p68 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
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