Church of St Mary Magdalen


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Church of St Mary Magdalen, Croome D'abitot


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Mary Magdalen, Croome D'abitot

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Malvern Hills (District Authority)
Croome D'abitot
National Grid Reference:
SO 88646 45034


SO 84 NE 22/11, 2/11

CROOME D'ABITOT Church of St Mary Magdalen


GV I Church 1758 by Lancelot (Capability) Brown with interior by Robert Adam. Bath stone. Gothic. Chancel, nave and west tower all embattled. Three-stage tower with Perpendicular style traceried bell stage, battlements and pinnacles. Lowest stage is vaulted. West porch, open on three sides.

Three-window nave with niches at west and east ends, chancel with two blank windows each side and large east window. Some of the detail remarkably correct, otherwise Georgian Gothick as in the nave and chancel cornices.

INTERIOR 'pure Georgian Gothic', tall quatrefoil piers to nave and coved ceiling. Flat aisle roofs Very fine plasterwork. Panelling with quatrefoil upper panels. Adam style wooden font and communion rails. In chancel outstanding series of Coventry family monuments from 1639 onwards. Fine Gothick pulpit.

'One of the most serious (churches) of the Early Gothic Revival outside, one of the most elegant inside' (Pevsner).

Listing NGR: SO8864645034


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 13 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/04407/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Ann Vint. Source Historic England Archive
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