Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

The Forest and Chase of Malvern by Pamela Hurle

The Forest and Chase of Malvern


The Forest and Chase of Malvern by Pamela Hurle

Malvern gave its name to one of the royal forests that William the Conqueror established soon after his Conquest of England in 1066. Called Malferna in Domesday Book, the area had been a hunting ground for pre-Conquest bishops for an unknown period. Since the seat of administration for William's royal forest was Potters Hanley (later Hanley Castle), it is perhaps surprising that the king did not call it Hanley Forest, particularly since he kept Hanley as one of his own manors. That name, however, has never been applied to it, so Malvern Forest (or Malvern Chase when hunting rights were granted to a subject) it remains. This history of Malvern Chase is an attempt to provide a realistic portrait of it, making key documents more accessible and using a variety of illustrations, many of which have been hidden away for years.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2007


Pamela Hurle

More books by Pamela Hurle
Author 'Like for Like'


Phillimore & Co Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd


224 pages


Local history



I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges