As far as I can see this was apparently the first such apparition of Our Lady in the west - though I am open to correction on that. However that is what it appears to be, and to conform to recognised features of such visions - the solitary visionary, the Virgin standing in a tree, the simple message to build a house of prayer on the site.
The Victoria County History account of the well documented history of the monastery at Evesham can be read at Abbey of Evesham.
Evesham has left a remarkable and precious legacy to the continuing English Benedictine Congregation through Abbot Feckenham and the refoundation of Westminster Abbey under Queen Mary I, and the last survivor of that community, Dom Sigebert Buckley, transferring his residual rights to the monks of Dieulard, and hence to Ampleforth.
In the excellent museum in the Almonry are items from the abbey and a model reconstruction drawing upon archaeological and documentary sources, such as the height of the spire.
Evesham Abbey as it may have appeared in 1540
The bell tower is centre right, the adjacent two surviving parish churches together
with the Almonry and the doorway to the Chapter House are all that survives above ground.
The abbey model as seen from the south-west
The Pilgrimage procession in the abbey grounds
Image: Evesham Journal
There is also a small but very clever modern bronze sculpture by John McKenna ARBS of the apparition to Eoves which has been installed in the Market Place. To appreciate it you need to peer quite closely into the foliage, as this article about its creation demonstrates: Evesham Eof legend
Our Lady of Evesham, pray for us