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Description: Little Malvern Court
Date Listed: 11 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 153301
OS Grid Reference: SO7699140368
OS Grid Coordinates: 376991, 240368
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0612, -2.3370
There is also a scheduled monument, Little Malvern Priory, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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LITTLE MALVERN CP A 4104
SO 74 SE
2/16 0 Little Malvern Court
House, incorporating remains of conventual buildings of Priory Chruch of
St Giles (qv). Early C14, late C15 and C16, with C17 and C18 alterations.
Additions of 1860 by Charles Hansom. Restored early 1960s. Stone, brick
and timber-framing with tile roofs. Built around a small courtyard.
Comprises an east range which incorporates an early C14 hall, originally
on the west side of the Priory cloister; a mid-C16 north range of timber-
framing on a stone base, altered late C18 and on the site of the south
aisle of the church; a three-storey stone tower of c1600 with stair turret
on the south side. The west range incorporates two bays of a timber-framed
building which is possibly late C15. The detailed plan and history are
more complex. The east wall of the east (hall) range has a window at hall
level to each side of a protecting stone stack, the right-hand one a C18
sash with glazing bars. To the right are external stone steps to a doorway
at the high end of the hall with a doorway below to an undercroft. To the
left in line with the screens, is a three-storey C17 turret of one bay.
This is timber-framed above the ground floor at undercroft level which is
of stone and brick. The upper part of the south end of the range is timber-
framed including the south gable wall. To the left of this in the middle
of the south wall is the stone tower. This has a two-storey C19 square bay
window with a mullioned and transomed window above on the second floor. To
its left is the south end of Hansom's west range which has a two-storey
canted bay window and a hipped roof. The gables were removed in the 1960's.
The north wall of the north range has stone mullioned windows on the ground
floor and sashes with glazing bars above. To the right is a gable with
exposed framing partly covered by a chimney. The west gable wall of this
range also has some exposed framing. Interior: smoke blackened early C14
hall roof of four bays plus screens re-exposed during 1960's restoration.
Wind-braces are cusped. Trusses have knee-braces to lower collar, and
cusping to upper collar which forms trefoil at apex. The spere truss
has curved braces between aisle posts and collar, with tracery infill to
the spandrels. Double wall-plate to west wall suggests that present timber-
framed wall replaces stone.
Listing NGR: SO7698840369
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