Little Malvern

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Little Malvern
Little Malvern Court - geograph.org.uk - 428240.jpg
Little Malvern Court
Little Malvern is located in Worcestershire
Little Malvern
Little Malvern
Little Malvern shown within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO770403
Civil parish
  • Little Malvern
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALVERN
Postcode districtWR14
Dialling code01684
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°03′42″N 2°20′14″W / 52.06178°N 2.33713°W / 52.06178; -2.33713Coordinates: 52°03′42″N 2°20′14″W / 52.06178°N 2.33713°W / 52.06178; -2.33713

Little Malvern is a small village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England. It is situated 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. Little Malvern shares a parish council with Welland, with 2 of the 11 councillors.[1]

History and features[edit]

The village 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.[2]

According to a book published in 1848,[3] 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.

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

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Colwall, however Great Malvern is more typically more direct to reach; both are on the same line.

Notable people[edit]

Rear Admiral Basil Place VC, recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Little Malvern. Sir Edward Elgar, composer, is buried here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little Malvern elections 2015
  2. ^ Little Malvern Court
  3. ^ W. S. W. Vaux, 1848: On a Discovery of Roman Coins, in the Parish of Little Malvern, Worcestershire

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