Croome Court and Park

Croome Park National Trust, Worcestershire, 29th August 2014

All photos by Hetty

RAF buildings from 1940s, a home since the 16th century, and a walk in the park.

Croome – RAF Defford walk

We bought a leaflet from the visitors centre. Click here to view map of our walk 2.7 miles

The RAF sick quarters is now the visitor centre – the only buildings remaining from the Defford Airfield, 1941-57, where radar was tested, and over 2,000 people worked.

Church of St Mary Magdalene – Designed by Capability Brown to replaced the medieval church that was next to the Court. (The church and village were removed as they spoilt the view).

Main entrance to Croome Court – London Arch

A wartime road, the buildings have gone

8 oak trees

Croome River and Malvern hills

Radio telescope dish 1959

Former airfield

Returning to the Court

Return to the visitor centre for lunch

Walk around Croome park

We followed the walk in the leaflet from the visitor centre

Click here to view map of walk 2.4 miles

Evergreen shrubbery (replaced the village)

Pan – god of sheep and shepherds

Temple greenhouse, designed by Robert Adam

Druid by James Wyatt

with date stamp

Dry arch bridge – carriage way to the Court on top

Keystones each end

The (artificial) lake with 18th century iron bridges

Monument to Capability Brown

Grotto

Sabrina, goddess of the River Severn

Punch bowl gates

The island

Autumn colours just starting (end of August)

Island Pavilion

with a wedding scene inside

1 & 3/4 mile (artificial) Croome River

Park Seat

View from Park Seat

The Rotunda and 18th century cedars

Then we went into the house – ground floor, and cellars – where there is a tudor road and tudor window (Upstairs not safe)

The domestic buildings are now private accommodation

Malvern hills outlined

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