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Cookhill Priory 916

Brief Description

Cookhill Priory is a house of several periods on the site of a 12th-century Cistercian nunnery. It has a commanding view of the Malvern Hills. Features include an 18th-century gazebo, a moat, ponds and outbuildings.


The site was originally a 12th-century nunnery. The present house is 18th century, but includes an earlier wing and a 20th-century extension.

Gazebo, Moat, Pond
Access & Directions


Two miles west of Alcester via the A435 and the A422.

Civil Parish

  • Cookhill

Detailed History

The site was founded as a Cistercian nunnery in the late 12th century.

After the Dissolution, the site became a private house owned by the Fortescue family.Parts of the mediaeval fabric survive in the chapel.

The present house and the gazebo in the garden were built in the 18th century.The facade of the 18th-century house was extended in the 20th century.


  • 18th Century