Earl's Croome

 

Anglican: St Nicholas

 
The Norman Chancel Arch and Norman doorways in both north and south walls are evidence of the origins of this church. It has been much altered in later periods including the rebuilding of the west tower in the 19th century.
Earles_Croome          Earls Croome Ext Sept 2013

St Nicholas Church, c1906.                                                                      St Nicholas Church, September 2013.

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References and some further sources:
Aitken, 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 III (1854), p.58
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

 n.b. Full details of these books are on bibliography page.

 Websites:        British History Online:  Entry for Earl's Croome.
                          Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                          English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here.
                          A Church Near You.  
                          Family History Website.

On the outskirts of the village is Dunstall Castle, an 18th century folly built by the Earls of Coventry as an "eyecatcher" for nearby Croome Park.  (Also a Grade II* Listed Building.)

Nearby churches are:  Croome d'Abitot,  Severn Stoke,  Upton on Severn,  Upton Deanery                        

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