Out and About – Croome

Today I was out and about at the National Trust property at Croome in Worcestershire.

It has had a chequered history over the years being owned by the Earls of Coventry who emplyed Capability Brown to design the house and gardens and some of the interiors by Robert Adam. During the Second World War it housed RAF Defford, after the war the Coventry family sold it and it was used as a school and later by the Hare Krishnas. It lay empty from 1984 for 12 years until it was again purchased as a private home. The Croome heritage Trust purchased the house in 2007 and leased it to the National Trust.

I have been here a few times and the Trust have always been working on the Red Wing to restore it back to its former state. On arrival today, I saw that the whole house is now covered in scaffolding, but was pleased to see that visitors can actually go up the specially designed structure to roof level where there is a café. A great idea.

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I took the D800 and 50mm f/1.8 standard lens with me today, but the picture above was taken with my iPhone and processed in Snapseed. It was taken at the top of the scaffold in the café area.

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This image above was taken with the D800 from the café area at the top of the scaffold looking over the river towards the orangery which is lit by the sun in the distance.

 

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