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photoblog image A visit to Cropthorne 2 of 2

A visit to Cropthorne 2 of 2

In 2007 severe amounts of water flooded Cropthorne and the surrounding area, the B4084 road linking the towns of Evesham and Pershore collapsed and caused major hold-ups throughout the county of Worcestershire. The collapsed road was later called Cropthorne Canyon, it took nearly 6 months to be repaired and cost around £1million.

Local amenities and events

The Cropthorne Walkabout is an annual event that takes place on the Sunday and bank holiday Monday at the beginning of May each year, to coincide with the blossom season. Several of the beautiful historic gardens on the banks of the River Avon are opened to the public and are visited by thousands of tourists to the villages.

Blossom Trail: Cropthorne is on the Vale of Evesham Blossom Trail, the two weeks in the spring when all the apple, pear, and cherry trees are in bloom - weather permitting.

Holland House: Cropthorne has its own Holland House (not to be confused with the one in Kensington). Set in beautiful gardens on the edge of the River Avon, the black and white timbered Tudor buildings offer a ‘safe space’ where people are encouraged to feel at home and allowed to get on with what they came to do, whether it is a conference, retreat or training.

Notable residents

A visit to Cropthorne 2 of 2

In 2007 severe amounts of water flooded Cropthorne and the surrounding area, the B4084 road linking the towns of Evesham and Pershore collapsed and caused major hold-ups throughout the county of Worcestershire. The collapsed road was later called Cropthorne Canyon, it took nearly 6 months to be repaired and cost around £1million.

Local amenities and events

The Cropthorne Walkabout is an annual event that takes place on the Sunday and bank holiday Monday at the beginning of May each year, to coincide with the blossom season. Several of the beautiful historic gardens on the banks of the River Avon are opened to the public and are visited by thousands of tourists to the villages.

Blossom Trail: Cropthorne is on the Vale of Evesham Blossom Trail, the two weeks in the spring when all the apple, pear, and cherry trees are in bloom - weather permitting.

Holland House: Cropthorne has its own Holland House (not to be confused with the one in Kensington). Set in beautiful gardens on the edge of the River Avon, the black and white timbered Tudor buildings offer a ‘safe space’ where people are encouraged to feel at home and allowed to get on with what they came to do, whether it is a conference, retreat or training.

Notable residents

  • Sir Michael Spicer, an MP for the conservative party.
  • Tony Carroll, racehorse trainer established a racehorse training stables in 2006.
  • The Cropthorne Mill has been in the Barrow Cadbury family for over 150 years (in particular George Corbyn Barrow, Lord Mayor of Birmingham). 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Sep 2011, 01:00
I suppose the horses would like this place, as they could nibble the thatch roof when they got hungry...
Bill Phillips: Have you seen what thatch costs?!!!
What an interesting place! I like it in B&W!
Bill Phillips: It is a nice village. Very English smile
Except for the paved street Bill... i would have thought that this was Froto's housesmile.... fine composition....petersmile
Bill Phillips: And not a sign of Gandalf
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2011, 06:38
What a picturesque, lovely, old merry English village! I would like to visit Cropthorne one day in real colour! Is it far away from the Cotswolds? I love reading about all the "local amenities"!
Bill Phillips: Not so far from the Cotswolds Philine and naturally I think Worcestershire is much better smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2011, 07:51
Not bad: you're really getting into this aren't you!
Bill Phillips: Yup!
Come clean Phillips. This is a photo of a postcard from the turn of the 19th/20th century Look no road signs, no graffiti, no yellow lines, no cars, no advertising.
Bill Phillips: PHOTOSHOP
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2011, 08:53
Yeah Trim's right: wassamadder with you!!?
Bill Phillips: I refer you to my reply to Mr Trim
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 20 Sep 2011, 08:55
I would not want to live in a place that is black and white Bill. Give me colour any day...but not Tiff's sort of colour. A good photograph but I wish it were not b&w.
Bill Phillips: Your wish will be granted, but not today
This is just perfect Bill. As an American, this is just how we think of an English village. I think it is great in Black and White.
Bill Phillips: There are still a lot about!
This is what I imagined all the houses in England were like. Beautiful!
Bill Phillips: I wish they were Mary
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2011, 10:33
This is a gorgeous cottage, the blossom trail must be worth a visit, it must look stunning when in full bloom. B/W looks really good smile
Bill Phillips: We take a coach load on it every year, sometimes we get it right and the blossom is out!
I echo Frances & Mary, this is exactly how I imagine the typical English village, Bill. I guess, though, not too many homeowners can afford to keep and maintain the expensive thatched roof.
Bill Phillips: It is very expensive and I think tends to increase the cost of house insurance!
Looks great, a lovely part of the country Bill.
Bill Phillips: Worcestershire is a well kept secret grin
  • Alan
  • Bend, Oregon
  • 20 Sep 2011, 15:21
Another idyllic scene; English through and through. I like the idea of "Cropthorne Canyon"!
Bill Phillips: I must confess I didn't know Cropthorne had fared so badly in the 2007 floods. I was more involved in Droitwich being flooded.
Good looking village, just as I would have presented it, thanks to Photoshop, it has its uses.
Bill Phillips: Got rid of a few wires the odd aerial and some yellow lines! Oh and a parked van
Lovely English scene which you have given a timeless feel Bill. I think I would prefer it in colour though.
ok, seriously I would do a home exchanged. I'm sure at Christmas when all decorated must look wonderful!
Bill Phillips: They are a delight at any time Sue.

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