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West Malvern, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Malvern, West, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Mathon, Colwall, and Cradley parishes, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, 2 miles W of Great Malvern, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Malvern. The village consists chiefly of detached villas. The surface has a western aspect, and commands an extensive view over a hilly country. The water is of similar purity to that of Great Malvern. The Royal Well stands 1150 feet above the level of the sea. The Royal Well Hall is a handsome building in the Classic style; the hall is 150 feet long, and is surrounded by extensive grounds. A clergy home of rest and an orphanage for boys stand adjacent, and have a chapel attached. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1844. Population, 1343. That part of the ecclesiastical parish which lies in Worcestershire, and is in the civil parish of Mathon, forms part of the district of Malvern Link Local Board, and also part of that of the district council. The other two parts of the parish join, in their respective parishes of Cradley and Colwall, in electing a parish council. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £218. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church, which was built originally in 1841, was taken down in 1871, and the present building erected. The materials of the old church were used in building the new. It is in the Early English style. There is a Wesleyan chapel..

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


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DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR14
Post TownMalvern