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
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
Pan – god of sheep and shepherds – and a monument to Capability Brown
Temple greenhouse, designed by Robert Adam
Druid by James Wyatt, date stamped 1793
Dry arch bridge – carriage way to the Court on top
The (artificial) lake with 18th century iron bridges
with a wedding scene inside
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 is not safe, so we couldn’t go up there).
The domestic buildings are now private accommodation