Once the home of the Earls of Coventry now a magnificent country estate restored.
Situated close to Croome D’Abitot, in Worcestershire, Croome Court, as it is today, was built around 1752, although a house had existed on the site from at least the early 1640’s. The estate surrounding the mansion was once part of the royal forest of Horewell. In 1751 George Coventry, the 6th Earl, inherited the lands and appointed Lancelot “Capability” Brown to fashion the new house and landscape the grounds. Brown was assisted by Sanderson Miller and together they created a showpiece of Neo-Palladian design and architecture.
Over the years the house was home to the Coventry family, used by the Arch Diocese of Birmingham as a school and even a centre for The International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It was listed in 1952 as a valuable heritage property. For a while it was again used as a private residence but it 2007 it was acquired by the Croome Heritage Trust and is now managed by the National Trust.
The main house and estate are located some distance from the car park but are well worth the walk. The gardens are extensive, have a river running through them and are scattered with fascinating follies.
The main visitor centre is located next to the carpark and near to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The centre also features displays about RAF Defford which was a WWII air base adjacent to the Croome Estate.
For precise opening times please visit the official website of Croome Court by following this link.
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Croome Court (Off) Rebecca Road, Croome D’Abitot,Nr High Green, Worcestershire, England – WR8 9DW
Sat Nav Postcode: WR8 9DW
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: WR8 9DW