Cropthorne is a large village in England, approximately 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Worcester. Cropthorne has a population of around 1000, with about 450 households. Located on a small ridge overlooking the River Avon, its ancient orchards sweep down to the river and offer clear, unbroken views across the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills in the distance. It is featured in the Domesday Book, and its church dates back to the 12th century. The village has many unique examples of timber-framed thatched cottages from the 16th and 17th centuries, and about half the village is designated as a Conservation area. The village has a Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI.
Cropthorne has a post office and a primary school that serves Cropthorne and the neighbouring village of Charlton. It currently has two pubs The Bell Inn and The New Inn, both offering food and guest accommodation. The village of Fladbury is situated on the opposite bank of the River Avon, and the two communities are linked by the Jubilee Bridge. The Anglican parishes of Fladbury, Hill and Moor and Cropthorne are combined, with a single rector looking after all of the churches. Children from Cropthorne First School, go on to Bredon Hill Middle School, then Prince Henry's School in Evesham.
Cropthorne has a large playing field (the Sheppey), with a village hall and children's play area. Youth activities centre around the Sheppey Junior Sports Club, which currently has 5 junior football teams from U9 to U13. An adult football team also plays on the Sheppey.
In the year 2000 Cropthorne won the best kept medium village award.