Hill Croome


Anglican: St Mary.

A 14th century church on an isolated hillside site near the village of Baughton. Restored in 1907 by Prothero and Phillott of Cheltenham, St Mary’s is a good example of an English Country church.  Usually locked, keyholder nearby.

Hill_Croome_exterior          Hill Croome Ext Aug 2007

St Mary’s from old undated postcard.                                                      St Mary’s, August 2007.

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References and some further sources:
Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire.
Bridges, Tim.  Churches of Worcestershire,  2005.
Brooks, Alan and Nikolaus Pevsner.  Buildings of England:  Worcestershire,  2007
Morgan, Paul. Inspections of churches and parsonage houses in the Diocese of Worcester in 1674, 1676, 1684, and 1687 (1986)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations.  Volume II (1851)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers: Hill Croome, Ref. 850

n.b. Full details of these books are on the Bibliography Page.

Websites:          British History Online:  Entry for Hill Croome.
                           Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                           Historic England listing:  Please Click Here
                           Church Plans Online:   Plans of 1907 restoration (Prothero and Phillott)
                           A Church Near You.
                           Family History Website

Nearby churches are: Earls Croome,  Defford,  Strensham,  Upton Deanery

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