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Abbey Gateway

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Malvern, Worcestershire

The Priory Gatehouse

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One of the oldest buildings in Great Malvern dating back to when the area was dominated by the Benedictine Priory.
The view is from the inside of the priory land looking out through the gates to the growing village.
It was seriously "improved" in Victorian times and was put to many uses since the reformation.
Local architect Troyte Griffiths had his office here when he was immortalised by Elgar as the seventh of his enigmatic variations.
It was misnamed the Abbey Gateway (it is neither) which gave its name to Abbey Road which passes through it and the Abbey Hotel to the right of the photographer.
Several vehicles got stuck trying to squeeze through so, in the 1980s, the road was stopped and bollards erected to discourage vehicles.
The Abbey Hotel used it as staff accommodation before giving it to the Malvern Museum.

Uploaded by Bob Embleton on 22 May 2010

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