A History of 8 Avenue Road, Malvern

FALSTON 1862-1866

The house was designed and built by Edmund Wallace Elmslie (1818-89) for himself in the ‘Free Gothic’ style and he named it ‘Falston’. The Hereford Times in June 1862 states ‘New Villa – Among the many architectural beauties being added to Malvern, we notice in the approach to the station a beautiful residence in the course of erection for E W Elmslie Esq….’ Other extant buildings by Elmslie in Great Malvern are the Imperial Hotel (now MSJ), the Railway Station, the Avenue Bridge between them (1862), Lindfield (12 Avenue Rd) and Enderley (10 Avenue Road). ?

The Visitor List for Malvern (an annual guide of who lived where published in the Malvern Advertiser) shows Mr & Mrs Elmslie there for 4 years, 1863-66.