Delighting in Great Malvern Priory

Life is full of such wonderful things.

I have just spent a holiday morning in Great Malvern Priory. The small town of Malvern is a delight in itself with it’s steep streets and shopping centre with very little chain store presence. But the priory…

Bought by local people in 1541 for £20 to save it from destruction. It was founded in 1085 by Aldwyn as a Benedictine Priory. It remained a monastery for over 450 years.

Though saved from demolition by the locals in 1541 it wasn’t until 1860 that restoration began.

It is Norman but the huge pillars would have fitted in well in an ancient Roman building with the huge pillars and strong arches.

I liked this photograph that I got as the light from the stained glass lit up the opposite wall so well.

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