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25 June 2020MADRESFIELD COURT and THE FIRS (Elgar’s birthplace)
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MADRESFIELD COURT and THE FIRS (Elgar’s birthplace)
Thursday 25 June 2020

Madresfield Court has been the home of the Lygon family for nearly 900 years, the first known house being recorded in the C12th.

Madresfield lies at the foot of the Malvern Hills and runs between Malvern and the River Severn.  It was substantially rebuilt and enlarged in Tudor times and again in Victorian times.

Madresfield was also the seat of the Earls Beauchamp whose title died out in 1979 on the death of the 8th Earl.   Mrs Chenevix-Trench, the current occupier with her husband and four children is the great niece of the 8th Earl and her children are the 29th generation of the same family to live in Madresfield Court.

The interior of the house is noted for the many examples of the Arts & Crafts movement and the library contains about 8000 books and with many examples from William Morris’ Kelmscott Press.

The Firs, birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar is most definitely home to “Land of Hope and Glory”.  Set in sight of his beloved Malvern Hills, this small family home in the village of Lower Broadheath is the perfect environment for nurturing a creative genius

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