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St Mary Magdalene's Church, Croome

St Mary Magdalene's Church, Croome


Croome D'Abitot,
Nr. Worcester,


A masterpiece of architectural fantasy in a National Trust park.
The church of St Mary Magdalene and its setting was created by two of the great names of the 18th century – Robert Adam and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. It was commissioned by the 6th Earl of Coventry as part of the remodelling of the Croome Park estate and rises from glorious landscaped parkland – a great Gothick celebration. Built by some of the finest craftsmen in England, every detail has been considered, from pretty plaster mouldings to handsome carved pews. Opulent monuments brought from the old church, long since demolished, show the former Lords and Earls of Coventry in their full glory. The earliest – in black and white marble – shows the 1st Lord, who died in 1639, reclining under a canopy. The monument to the 1st Earl, who died in 1699, is missing. The 2nd Earl disapproved of his father’s second marriage, at an advanced age, to a servant, Elizabeth Graham – and the monument is now in the nearby church of St Mary’s at Elmley Castle.
This church is one of 340 cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust – the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. Discover these atmospheric buildings and the stories they tell of people and place. You will find some of the finest craftsmanship the country has to offer - art and architecture, wall paintings, sculpture, stained glass and monuments. A thousand years of English history awaits you!

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open Christmas
Open New Year



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Map reference: SO 888451  Lat: 52.10421 Long: -2.16445

By Road:
9 miles south of Worcester and east of M5. Follow signs to Croome Park from A38 (Worcester) and B4084 (Pershore). Access to church via Croome Park visitor centre.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed