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Little Malvern Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Little Malvern, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.0613 / 52°3'40"N

Longitude: -2.3364 / 2°20'11"W

OS Eastings: 377030

OS Northings: 240382

OS Grid: SO770403

Mapcode National: GBR 0G6.Q44

Mapcode Global: VH93B.GG54

Plus Code: 9C4V3M67+GC

Entry Name: Little Malvern Priory

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1349255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153300

ID on this website: 101349255

Location: Little Malvern Priory, Little Malvern, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR14

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Little Malvern

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Little Malvern

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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SO 74 SE

Little Malvern Priory

(Formerly listed as A 4104, Church of St Giles)




Church, formerly part of Benedictine Priory founded in 1171. C14 and late C15 with some Norman remains. Stone with tile roofs. Present church occupies the crossing tower and chancel of the priory church. Ruined north and south transepts and chapels also remain. The tower is of three stages with angle buttresses and a pyramidal roof. The upper stage is divided into vertical panels with trefoiled heads. The bell openings are each of two trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil under a pointed head. Re-set within the blocked south crossing arch is a two-light window with flowing tracery of early C14 type. Above the ruined chapels on both sides there is a two-bay clerestory which has late C14 windows of three trefoiled lights under a pointed head. The east bay on the south side contains a re-set early C14 window of three lights with transom which has reticulated tracery under a pointed head. The east window is of six transomed lights with traceried head. The church is entered through a porch to the west of the tower. The northern doorway incorporates a re-set late Norman respond. On the south side of the porch is a doorway of similar date which once opened into the cloister.

INTERIOR: porch divided from church by timber plank and muntin screen. The east and west crossing arches are pointed, and wave-moulded in two orders which die into the responds. The north and south arches are blocked. Blocked arches which opened into the north and south chapels have capitals carved with scrolls. To each side of the east window are blocked doorways with Tudor-arched heads. The roof has a flat plaster ceiling with some attached carved timber bosses. The chancel screen is C15, has openings with pierced trefoiled heads and is topped by two bands of carved fruit and foliage. Within the sanctuary are some medieval floor tiles. Five stalls have carved elbows and mutilated misericords. Re-set in the east and north windows are fragments of C15 glass.

Listing NGR: SO7702940386

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