Little Malvern, Worcestershire
Malvern, Little, a parish in Worcestershire, under the Malvern Hills, 1 mile S of Malvern Wells station on the Worcester and Hereford section of the G.W.R., and 4¼ miles ENE of Ledbury. Post town, Malvern Wells, under Malvern. Acreage, 732; population, 104. The manor, with Little Malvern Court, belongs to the Berington family. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Worcester Abbey, was founded in 1171 by two brothers, Joceline and Edred, who were the first and the second priors, and at the dissolution it had a prior and seven monks. An ancient camp is in the S. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £44 with residence. Patron, Earl Somers. The church consists of the chancel and the tower of the ancient priory church, rebuilt in 1482; it contains the remains of the rood loft and some ancient stained glass. The other parts of the old priory buildings are in ruin. A Roman Catholic chapel, in lien of a previous one, was built in 1862. It is a handsome stone edifice in the Gothic style, and has schools attached to it.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Little Malvern St. Giles|
|Poor Law union||Upton-upon-Severn|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Little Malvern from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Malvern, Little (St. Giles))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Little Malvern are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.