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Croome Court

From the National Trust guidebook:
Croome Court lies surprisingly low in the landscape for an 18th-century house.
The obvious position was where the church now is, but the 6th Earl decided to rebuild
on the foundations of the previous, early 1640s house, retaining the core of the old building,
together with the somewhat overbearing chimneystacks. His architect was 'Capability' Brown,
who had hitherto built very little, and the marked similarities to Hagley Hall, which was designed
by Sanderson Miller, suggest that the 6th Earl's friend may also have been involved.
The new house was built in 1752-62 from warm Bath stone
in a rather ponderous Palladian style.

New pictures posted at the bottom.

Warm Bath stone...
Warm Bath stone...
Lunch on the lawn
Lunch on the lawn