as well as carved miserichords from the 15th and 16th century and the largest collection of Medieval floor and wall tiles.In 1860 major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott. An ancient carved head and shoulders similar to the Lustymore Island figure on Boa Island, County Fermanagh was excavated from the grounds of the Priory. A Celt (a prehistoric axe-like tool) was also excavated during the 18th Century.
The surrounding land would have been flooded for defence.
For accommodation see Wotton-under-Edge and Stroud.
The additions to William Dugdale's Monasticon include an extract from the Pleas taken before the King at York in 1387, stating that there was a congregation of hermits at Malvern "some time before the conquest".
Several slightly different histories explain the actual founding of the religious community.
The magnificent Cathedrals at Worcester and Gloucester are included as are also the homes of such famous people as Holst, William Morris, and Queen Katherine Parr.