SO7745 : Misericord, Great Malvern Priory

near to Great Malvern, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Misericord, Great Malvern Priory
Misericord, Great Malvern Priory
January.
A man with 2 cups, one for the old year, and one for the new.
Great Malvern Priory
Grade I listed.
Great Malvern Priory was originally founded in 1085 by a monk from Worcester. The pillars and arches of the nave are Norman, some of the stones still bear the mason's marks.
The Priory was expanded and redesigned in the 15th century. It began about 1440 in the Perpendicular style. It was consecrated by the Bishop of Worcester in 1460.
At the dissolution the people of Malvern raised the then vast sum of 20 and bought the Priory. Although it escaped damage in the Civil War, it was during the 18th century that the Priory suffered most, and was not until mid Victorian times that the major restoration works started.
The Priory was built to house 30 Benedictine monks, although there were never that many there. At the time of the black death the number was reduced to 10. The cloisters were on the south side of the Priory, but have long since disappeared. There was also once a south transept and Lady chapel which were both destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries. The 13th century lady chapel was originally built over an existing crypt.
The Priory has two sets of misericords, the earlier group dates from the 14th century and depicts miscellaneous subjects. The second set depicts the labours of the months, and was carved in the 15th century. There is also a collection of mediaeval tiles dating from 1453. About 100 different designs survive.
The sanctuary contains an effigy of the 13th century knight and also an Elizabethan monument to John Knotsford and his wife. There are several stained-glass windows with mediaeval glass.
Charles Darwin's daughter is buried in the churchyard. She died aged 10 probably of tuberculosis.
There is a fine four manual organ by Nicholson.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Julian P Guffogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2012
· Find out how to reuse this image · For example on your webpage, blog, a forum, or Wikipedia. ·
Discuss There are 4 posts in a discussion
on SO7745
(preview on the left)
Modify Suggest an update to this image Email Contact the contributor
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SO7745, 854 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Supplemental image
Date Taken
Friday, 10 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Great Malvern 
Church (from Tags)
Great Malvern Priory 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7761 4585 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.6311N 2:19.7013W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7761 4584
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Forward to a
friend by email


Other Tags
Misericord 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

This page has been viewed about 11 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register
please donate