SP1579 : Malvern House

taken 7 years ago, near to Solihull, Great Britain

Malvern House
Malvern House
The historic 16th-century building with later additions, glimpsed through the trees from the site of the former Cedarhurst School in Park Road, well illustrates Solihull's civic motto "Urbs in rure" - the town in the country. It was the original home of the Old Grammar School (founded in 1560).

Dr Samuel Johnson, the great lexicographer, applied for the Headmastership here in 1735 but was rejected as "a very haughty, ill-natured gent" with a disconcerting habit of "distorting his fface [sic]".

After the main school relocated to Warwick Road in 1882, the building continued in use as the Lower School (Gaywood House) for several decades.

See also SP1579 : Entrance to Malvern House.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 June, 2010
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School (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 155 792 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6728N 1:46.3429W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 155 792
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