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Earls Croome, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Croome, Earls, a parish in Worcestershire, 1½ mile NE of Upton-on-Sevem, and 9 miles S of Worcester. Post town, Worcester; money order and telegraph office, Upton-on-Sevem. Acreage, 1153; population, 235. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value £108 with residence. The church is ancient, partly Norman.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishEarl's Croome St. Nicholas 
HundredOswaldslow 
Poor Law unionUpton-upon-Severn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1659.


Churches

Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a building of stone, in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave, and a low modern embattled western tower, partly covered with ivy, containing 5 bells: the chancel arch is Norman, and on each side of the nave and at the tower entrance are handsome Norman doorways: in 1869 the church was reseated, and in 1875 the chancel floor was relaid: there are several stained windows: there are 100 sittings. In 1902 a lych gate was erected by the late Hon. Mrs. Frederick Standish O'Grady (d. 1910), in memory of her parents, the Hon. W. J. Coventry, d. 11 Mar. 1877 and Mary his wife, d. 29 Sept. 1892.

Church


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Earls Croome from the following:


Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


Maps

Online maps of Earls Croome are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.