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Great Malvern is a town in Worcestershire, England positioned at the foot of, and partly on the sides of, the Malvern Hills. The hills give the town a steep incline that makes getting around the town centre relatively tricky. At the heart of the town is a statue of Edward Elgar, who lived in and loved the town. There are many shops including two supermarkets (Waitrose and Somerfield — within 20 m of each other), W H Smith, Woolworths, Severn Office Supplies, Brays (a clothes store), and a Public Library. There is a fine Victorian railway station on the line from Worcester to Hereford. Malvern Theatres is the town's local theatre, and hosts a wide range of plays, films, and concerts. George Bernard Shaw co-founded the original theatre in Great Malvern. The Splash Leisure Complex has a swimming pool and gym. The Three Counties Showground, south of the town, is the location for the famous Three Counties Show and the Spring Gardening Show. There are many other events at the showground throughout the year. Worcestershire (pronounced whus-ter-shur, whus-ter-sheer, whus-ter-shyer, or wUst@rS@(r) in New Edition OED shorthand; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Malvern Hills AONB is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the English counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. ... Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, Bt OM GCVO (June 2, 1857 – February 23, 1934) was a British composer, born in the small village of Lower Broadheath outside Worcester, Worcestershire, to William Elgar, a piano tuner and music dealer, and his wife Ann. ... Exterior appearance of typical supermarket (Albertsons) Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol (where permitted), medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... Waitrose is a British supermarket chain owned by the John Lewis Partnership. ... Somerfield (formerly known as Gateway) is a chain of around six hundred supermarkets in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the retail chain; for the businessman and politician of that name, see William Henry Smith. ... F.W. Woolworth Company the original USA based chain of high street shops. ... Modern-style library In its traditional sense, a library is a collection of books and periodicals. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Theatre is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed any one or more elements of the other performing arts. ... George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950) was an Irish playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. ...

Great Malvern is part of Malvern, Worcestershire, other parts include Malvern Link, Barnards Green, Malvern Wells, Little Malvern, North Malvern, West Malvern and Old Malvern. Malvern is a town in Worcestershire, England. ... Malvern Link is an area of Malvern, Worcestershire, England. ... Barnards Green is a popular district centre in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England situated about 1/2 mile down the hill from the main town centre. ... Malvern Wells is a fairly modern village formed from parts of the parishes of Great Malvern, Hanley Castle, and Welland, in Worcestershire, England. ... North Malvern is an area of Malvern, Worcestershire, England. ...



Ordnance Survey grid reference SO786459 (http://www.rhaworth.myby.co.uk/oscoor_a.htm?SO786459_region:GB_scale:25000). Latitude: N52:06:42 , Longitude W002:18:46. Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...


Education is one of the largest employment sectors in the town. There are several private schools, two state secondary schools, and an adult education college. The most well known private schools are Malvern College and Malvern Girls College. Malvern College Chapel Malvern College is a coeducational English public school for pupils aged 13 to 18, founded in 1865. ... Malvern Girls College was founded in 1893 by Lily Poulton and Isabella Greenslade. ...

The Chase Technology College is the largest secondary school in the town with 1700 pupils. Dyson Perrins in Malvern Link has about 900 students. Malvern Link is an area of Malvern, Worcestershire, England. ...


Great Malvern developed around an 11th century priory, the remains of which now are largely part of Great Malvern Priory, now a large parish church. The town remained very small until the 1800s when the taking of water in Malvern started to become fashionable. By the middle of the 19th century there were many hotels, bath houses and other establishments catering to the visitor. (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... A priory is a monastery governed by a prior or prioress. ... Great Malvern Priory, in Malvern, Worcestershire, England, was a Benedictine monastery c. ... A parish church is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches. ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Great Malvern Priory (http://www.greatmalvernpriory.org.uk/)
  • Early 20th-century photographs of the town (http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/PicGreatMal.html)
  • Aerial view (http://www.malvern-hills.co.uk/aerialview.html)
  • Tourism information (http://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/tourism/tourism.asp)
  • Malvern Theatres (http://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/)
  • Three Counties site (http://www.threecounties.co.uk/)
  • Royal Horticultural Society (http://www.rhs.org.uk/events/index.asp) (responsible for the Spring Gardening Show)
  • Dyson perrins school (http://www.dysonperrins.worcs.sch.uk/)

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Great Malvern Priory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (482 words)
Great Malvern Priory, in Malvern, Worcestershire, England, was a Benedictine monastery c.1075-1540 and is now a parish church.
A charter from Henry I in 1128 AD refers to Great Malvern Priory as 'the Priory of St Mary'.
The great square central tower is very similar to that of the nearby Gloucester Cathedral; it was built by the same masons.
MALVERN - LoveToKnow Article on MALVERN (432 words)
It is beautifully situated on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills, which rise abruptly from the flat valley of the Severn to a height of 1395 ft. in the Worcestershire Beacon.
The district still bears the name of Malvern Chase, originally a Crown-land and forest, though it was granted to the earldom of Gloucester by Edward I. A ditch along the summit of the hills determined the ancient boundary.
The principal is GREAT MALVERN, lying beneath the Worcestershire Beacon.
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