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Red wing Croome Court


 Grade 1 listed building

Red wing Croome Court

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Aug 2011, 01:53
Developers' dreams are made of this...
Bill Phillips: Croome Court has been many things in its history Ray and this wing of the building is of special interest as it is the work of Capability Brown
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Aug 2011, 06:44
I can just imagine its former glory, Bill, and hope you'll see it again, fully restored! I know of at least one person who'd love to get her hands on this place!
Bill Phillips: It is on the English Heritage at risk list but time is running out Ginnie
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Aug 2011, 07:41
'For Sale' I wonder what kind of money I have to come up to get it back in the old shape... and make it into a Shutterchance Retirement Home and have field trips organized.
Great picture. (I hope you took many more of this 'photographer's heaven'wink
Bill Phillips: It is in very bad shape and is an important building as it was designed by Capability Brown. Although it is a service wing to Croome Court it is not in the care of the National Trust and is privately owned and up for sale. Unless something is done soon it could be lost
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Aug 2011, 08:54
Blimey: surely they can do something with this?? Ray is right about the developers
Bill Phillips: It is on the English Heritage at risk list. Although it was designed by Capability Brown this service wing at Croome Court is not owned by the National Trust. It is in a very bad way!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Aug 2011, 09:00
I bet it was kids that done that Bill.
Bill Phillips: Well it wont me guv
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Aug 2011, 09:14
Bill Phillips: Well something needs to be done and quick Mike!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Aug 2011, 09:31
A Shutterchance Retirement Home? I don't know if I should bless her kind soul, or run.

One flew over the cuckoos nest.
Bill Phillips: There would be very few sane people in a Shutterchance retirement home Louis
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Aug 2011, 09:58
Looks lke there is a bit of work to do here - slightly more than a lick of paint. Let's hope that it can be restored.
Bill Phillips: In the current Economic climate it is hard to imagine who is going to buy it
  • vintage
  • Thailand
  • 29 Aug 2011, 11:12
I hope it can be saved
Bill Phillips: So do I vintage, it is an important building historically with the connection to Capability Brown
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 29 Aug 2011, 11:33
Some urgent TLC required here by the looks of it.
Bill Phillips: Tiff would be able to sort it in no time
But surely the National Trust have restored a lot of this already and it is now open to the public?
Bill Phillips: The National Trust owns Croome Court and have done a lot of work on it, but they don't own the Red Wing so are not in a position to do anything.
Sadly I guess that would take a fair pile of money to sort out, how about tapping the International Aid budget for a few quid!
Bill Phillips: It is in private ownership and has been allowed to deteriorate very badly. It is not looking good for this building Brian
I do hope Bill, that this fine building will be renovated.
Bill Phillips: So do I Frances, but in the current economic climate I am not optimistic.
And in danger of collapse, I understand - it's been on the danger list for years but, of course, no one does anything about it!
Bill Phillips: Various orders have been made but I don't think anything has happened. I fear this building my soon be beyond help
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Aug 2011, 16:54

Why don't you move into it and do it up? Think of this as a challenge
Bill Phillips: with your vast skills, and if we could get Astrid to move in too, we could restore it to its former glory in no time
No need for air conditioning
Bill Phillips: The central heating isn't very efficient though
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Aug 2011, 21:40
Oh, what did happen to this building, once "designed by Capibility Brown"? A very sad look, and now 'For Sale'- how often did I read these two words in different European countries. I understand that the NT cannot care for all the historic buildings GB is very rich of needing restoration -but who feels responsible for them? Recently we visited some privately owned manor houses and gardens in Cumbria that needed some help, too. They try to earn money by arranging a lot of activities, events...- it is a very difficult financial situation- and I'm not sure if our young people will be so interested in visiting and supporting those places?
Bill Phillips: I don't know the whole story but Croome Court has been many things over the years including a school, a country club and the headquarters of a religious sect. The trouble is none of them probably ever had sufficient money or knowledge to properly maintain the buildings. The Nation Trust now has Croome court but not the Red wing.
Talk about a fixer-upper Bill... great framing.... your shot not the Red wing Croome Court.... it has a few holes in it....i am sure that it was most grand at one time judging from the bottom picture in the PDF file....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It was indeed and is important because of Capability Brown. I fear for its future
You must take another shot when it's been renovated Bill. It will be interesting to see the transformation. I expect that will be a couple of years hence though
Bill Phillips: I fear it may never happen Pam

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