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Croome Park, near High Green, Worcester.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Stretchy123
N 52° 05.989 W 002° 10.177
30U E 556878 N 5772465
Quick Description: Croome's claim to fame is being the first work of Lancelot "Capability" Brown. Much of his work remains visible today, and the grounds and their various follies are open to the public, as is Croome Court itself.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/7/2011 9:31:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMC86A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 9

Long Description:
Croome's claim to fame is being the first work of Lancelot "Capability" Brown. Much of his work remains visible today, and the grounds and their various follies are open to the public, as is Croome Court itself.

This is a large site. There are various locations worth visiting:

  • RAF Sick Quarters, from world war 2. These served the nearby RAF Defford during the war and are now the visitors centre.
  • The Church of St Mary Magdalene, designed by Capability Brown.
  • The Thatched Ice House.
  • The Shrubbery, where a village once was located before being moved by Capability Brown.
  • The Temple Greenhouse to house the Earl of Coventry's exotic plant collection.
  • Coade Druid designed by James Wyatt
  • The Carriage Drive to Worcester built by Capability Brown with pedestrian path underneath.
  • The Lake dug out by hand from a marsh.
  • The Grotto, which originally was decorated with semi-precious stones.
  • The Punch Bowl Gates on the entrance from Worcester.
  • The Island Pavilion in the middle of the above lake.
  • The remains of the Boathouse. Visitors used to be given a boat tour of the lake by the Earl.
  • Croome Court, home of the Coventry family since the 16th century. Most of the furnishings and fixtures were sold off after world war 2. The house then became a Catholic boys school, till the 1970s, then a Hare Krishna Community before being acquired by the National Trust.
  • The Urn dedicated to King George III who visited in 1788.
  • The Rotunda, on a hill overlooking the site.
  • Croome "river". Actually artificial, it is meant to look like a smaller version of the River Severn
  • Park Seat, enjoying superb views of the site.
The co-ordinates above are for the main house, Croome Court.

The address of property, including Postcode.:
near High Green Worcester Worcestershire WR8 9DW


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
SUMMER: 10am-5:30pm, 7 days a week. Croome Court open 11am-4:30pm (not Tuesdays) WINTER: 10am-4:30pm, weekends only (open midweek between Christmas and New Year) Croome Court open 11am-4pm Last admission 45mins before closing. PRICES: Adult £6.50, Child £3.25, Family £16


Web page: [Web Link]

Parking place (optional): N 52° 06.319 W 002° 09.926

References:
Onsite information and National Trust website used for this waymark.


National Trust member: yes

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