Earls Croome, Worcestershire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Earl's Croome St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Upton-upon-Severn|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1659.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Croome, Earl's (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Earls Croome are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.