Little Malvern

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Coordinates: 52°03′42″N 2°20′14″W / 52.06178°N 2.33713°W / 52.06178; -2.33713

Little Malvern
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Little Malvern Court
Little Malvern is located in Worcestershire
Little Malvern
Little Malvern
 Little Malvern shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SO770403
District Malvern Hills
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALVERN
Postcode district WR14
Dialling code 01684
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament West Worcestershire
List of places
UK
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Little Malvern is a small village and (with Welland) a civil parish on the lower slopes of the Malvern Hills south of Malvern Wells, near Great Malvern, the major centre of the area often referred to as The Malverns. in Worcestershire, England. It contains a Romanesque church called Little Malvern Priory, after a Benedictine monastery that existed on the site c.1171-1537. Next to the church is the historic house, Little Malvern Court, home to the Berington family for over four centuries. The gardens of Little Malvern court are occasionally open to the public.

The composer Edward Elgar and his wife Alice are buried at St. Wulstan's church, and noted singer Jenny Lind lived at Wynd's Point, behind the priory, during her last years.

According to a book published in 1848,[1] an important find of brass Roman coins was unexpectedly made in 1847 in Little Malvern by a Mr Commissioner Mayne and his sons who were out walking in search of geological items of interest.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

The nearest railway station is Great Malvern located in Avenue Road, Malvern providing direct services to Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham, Oxford and London.

Bus[edit]

Local bus services connect Little Malvern with Malvern where the 42, S42 operated by Astons provide circular routs withingn the Malvern area. Serving areas further afield from Malvern are: the Malvern to Worcester route 44, 44A, 44B operated by First Diamond serving stops at the Barnards Green bus shelter and Pound Bank; The Worcester - Upton-upon-Severn - Malvern route 362/363 operated by Diamond serves that stops at the Barnards Green bus shelter and the Malvern - Gloucester - Cheltenham route 377 (Saturdays only) operated by Diamond, stopping at the Court Road shops and the Barnards Green bus shelter.

Air[edit]

The nearest major airport is Birmingham International approximately one hour by road via the M5 and M42 motorways. Gloucestershire Airport located at Staverton, in the Borough of Tewkesbury near Malvern is a busy General Aviation airport used mainly for private charter and scheduled flights to destinations such as the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Mann, pilot training, and by the aircraft of emergency services.

Notable people[edit]

Rear Admiral Basil Place VC, recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Little Malvern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W. S. W. Vaux, 1848: On a Discovery of Roman Coins, in the Parish of Little Malvern, Worcestershire

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