The Characters of Croome at Croome

Learn more about the history of the people that created the parkland and Croome Court you can see today.

6th Earl of Coventry

6th Earl of Coventry 

An eighteenth century trend-setter with a vision that transformed Croome.

Croome Barbara St John

Barbara St John 

Barbara St John second wife to the 6th Earl of Coventry

Maria Gunning

Maria Gunning; Croome's great beauty 

The great beauty of Croome who tragically died at only 28.

Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown by Nathaniel Dance

The very capable Brown; creator of Croome 

Croome was 'Capability' Brown's first commission. Not only did he redesign the whole landscape but also remodelled Croome Court and became firm friends with the Earl of Coventry.

Long Gallery fireplace

Robert Adam  

'Bob the Roman' the renowned Neo-classical architect, interior and furniture designer created his first complete roome design at Croome Court.

James Wyatt

James Wyatt architect 

James Wyatt was commissioned by the 6th Earl of Coventry to build Broadway Tower, a folly on the edge of the Cotswold scarp, in 1794 (completed 1798).