15 Facts About Worcestershire


Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of England.

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The area that is Worcestershire was absorbed into the unified Kingdom of England in 927, at which time it was constituted as a county .

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However, in 1998 the county of Hereford and Worcester was abolished and Worcestershire was reconstituted without the northern area, which was ceded to the West Midlands.

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Worcestershire was established as an administrative and defensive unit in the early tenth century.

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The small bands of Scots that fled into Worcestershire's countryside were attacked by local forces and killed.

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Worcestershire is still much more ethnically homogeneous than the national average.

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Local government in Worcestershire has changed several times since the middle of the 19th century.

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Worcestershire contained numerous exclaves, which were areas of land cut off from the main geographical area of Worcestershire and completely surrounded by the nearby counties of Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Oxfordshire.

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The boundaries of Worcestershire were altered to include all of the proposed new housing estate in Dudley.

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The recreated County of Worcestershire came into existence on 1 April 1998 as an administrative and ceremonial county, although this excluded the Black Country towns of Dudley, Halesowen, Oldbury and Stourbridge .

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Worcestershire is one of the three counties associated with the Border Morris style of English folk dancing.

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Worcestershire Monkey is a popular Border Morris dance; although normally performed as a group of eight, it is sometimes danced en masse with multiple Border Morris sides performing the dance together.

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Worcestershire appeared as one of the main settings in the DreamWorks Animation animated film Shrek the Third.

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Worcestershire is famous for a number of its non-agricultural products.

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Worcestershire has a comprehensive school system with over thirty-five independent schools including the RGS Worcester, The King's School, Worcester, Malvern St James and Malvern College.

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