SO8642 : Earl's Croome Court

taken 3 years ago, near to Earl's Croome, Worcestershire, Great Britain

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Earl's Croome Court
Earl's Croome Court
Earl's Croome Court viewed from the footpath to the north-west of the house. For many years this manor house was owned by the Earls of Coventry, their seat being nearby Croome Court until the 10th Earl was killed in World War II in France. This house was the home of the 11th Earl of Coventry until his death in 2002. Since then after being in the Coventry estate for centuries it was sold. The building is Grade II listed.

Historic England description
Large house. Early C17 timber-frame and painted brick, altered in C19. 2 storey and attic with modern plain tile roofs and three rebuilt ornamental brick stacks. Main West front 3 window range with projecting gabled wings and large dormer gable to centre. Blue lias rubble stone base. Close-studded framing with lower tension braces to wings, timbers almost entirely renewed. Centre with 2 bands of ornamental quadrant framed panels to lst floor. Windows in ovolo moulded frames, 3-light casement to centre attic gable. 5 light mullion-and-transom windows elsewhere. Window frames apparently renewed in C19. Modern central gabled porch. South front: C19 roughcast, 3 gables with moulded bargebaords and windows under hood-moulds, 2 light attic case- ments, 3 light mullion and transom windows elsewhere. East side, painted brick, 2 gables, windows with gauged brick heads. Large central mullion and 2-transom stair light. Interior: 2 rooms to ground floor with altered C17 panelling. Stair hall with C18 Gothic frieze, ceiling border and central oval panel.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Country estates 
Primary Subject of Photo
House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8689 4201 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.5777N 2:11.5620W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8665 4209
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Manor House  Timber Framed House 

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