Earl’s Croome is a very small parish, about a mile from Upton, and contained according to the last census a population of 199 inhabitants.

The Church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a small, old building, with low square tower, containing 5 bells. The architectural features of this edifice are of a description requiring no comment. The living is a Rectory. Rev. Henry Charles Phillpott, Rector; Mr. Thomas Lowe, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Coventry Right Hon. William, Earl’s Croome Court

Hall Mrs. Sarah

Day John, farmer, Woodless Farm

Deakin Henry, beer retailer and farmer

Horniblow Henry, farmer, Blue Bell Farm

Horton Mary, farmer, Holly Bed

Kent Benjamin G., wine merchant; house Levant Cottage

Morton Thomas, farmer, Dunstall

Post Office – Thomas Day, Sub-Postmaster. Delivery, 8 30 a.m.; despatch, 5 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855