Imperial Hotel, Great Malvern

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Image: Post Card. Tilley’s Series. Malvern 9.45am My 11 09 | Dear just a line / to say that I will / come to Wor by / a which leaves / here 11.53 perhaps / you will come to / Foregate St. Station / to meet me / Aunt as not been so well these last / few days. She as a terrible bad / face. / will tell you all / news when I / see you all / with love / to all / from…

11.06.1862
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL, MALVERN. The architect is Mr. E. W. Elmslie, a gentleman of high and deserved reputation in his profession. Mr. Thomas Perkins, builder, of Malvern, is the contractor… The whole of the carving in the several principal rooms has been done by Mr. Forsyth, of Worcester, with great taste. [Worcestershire Chronicle]

03.01.1863
OUR ENGRAVING. THE IMPERIAL HOTEL, GREAT MALVERN. The magnificent edifice, a view of which forms the subject of the large engraving in our Almanack, is not only a picturesque addition to the charming scenery of Malvern, but a most important addition to the comfort of the traveller and visitor. [Hereford Times]
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Great Malvern Railway Station

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Image: GREAT MALVERN RAILWAY STATION is the most ornate small station in Britain and a listed building. Constructed of local stone, the oldest rock in England, it was built in 1863 by the Hereford and Worcester railway to impress the visitor to the Spa town which was famous for the Water Cure. Every platform pillar is decorated differently. Following an arson attack, British Rail has restored the buildings to their former colourful glory / Photographs by John Winsor © 1991 Winsor Fox Photos / Printed by Larkfield Printing Company limited, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

The Grove: Notification of Designation Decision

Following your application to add the above building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, we have now considered all the representations made and completed our assessment of the building. I am delighted to inform you that having considered our recommendation, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add The Grove to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The building is now listed at Grade II. Continue reading