A former home of Sir Edward Elgar, the world-famous composer who once lived in Hereford has been sold.

Forli at 37 Alexandra Road, Malvern, has a rich and fascinating history.

Elgar having lived at the spectacular property from 1891 until 1899.

During his time living there, he was inspired to write his Enigma Variations, Chanson De Matin and his Serenade For Strings, as well as many others.

He chose to name the property Forli after a trip to Italy during which he was inspired by his favourite artist the Renaissance painter Melozzo da Forlì.


The house is set over three floors with up to seven bedrooms, a private enclosed rear garden, off-road parking and garage. The sale of the house has been agreed, but the purchase price is unknown.

There is an iconic statue of Elgar on his beloved bicycle in Cathedral Close. Hereford.

The composer lived in the city from 1904 until 1912.

His house in Hereford, Plas Gwyn in Hampton Park Road, was where he completed The Kingdom, arranged the Wand of Youth suites, and composed the violin concerto, the Introduction and Allegro for Strings, and two Pomp and Circumstance Marches.