Red Wing appeal

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Without the Red Wing, Croome would only be half the story. We urgently need your help to make the building windproof, watertight and structurally sound. So future generations can enjoy the complete story.

A real life drama and cast of thousands

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Together we can save the Red Wing

Help complete the story of Croome

Historically and architecturally one of the most important estates in the West Midlands, Croome Court’s service wing, the Red Wing has slipped into a serious state of disrepair. But not only is a Grade I listed building at risk here, there’s also the possibility of losing centuries of fascinating stories encapsulated within it.

Designed and built by the landscape architect, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1750s, the Red Wing was once home to the many servants that kept Croome Court running smoothly. So as you can imagine, the Red Wing is rich in stories of life below stairs.

Donate now to save this 270-year old story

Decades of neglect under private ownership, means wind, rain and damp have eaten away at brickwork, as well as caused floors and much of the roof to collapse. But fortunately, the Red Wing has now come into our care. Now on English Heritage’s, Heritage at Risk register these pictures show the extent of the crucial repair work.

The historical importance of Red Wing

Author of 'The Coventry's of Croome', Worcestershire historian, Catherine Gordon explains why the Red Wing could uncover more history than we think.

See it for yourself

You'll find Croome Court, the home of the Earls of Coventry, at the heart of the park, which has been patiently waiting for its revival. Explore un-restored spaces and the intricate repair works which will see the house change forever.