Croome D'Abitot with Pirton

St Mary Magdalene's Church, Croome D'Abitot taken from the Chinese Bridge at Croome through a telephoto lens over a distance of about 580 metres. Photograph by Martinvl. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Croome D’Abitot with Pirton, Worcestershire Family History

Croome D’Abitot with Pirton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Pirton.

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin: 1560; Separate registers exist for Pirton which begin 1538.

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Croome D’Abitot with Pirton

  • Kempsey
  • Besford
  • Pershore St Andrew with Pershore Holy Cross
  • Severn Stoke
  • Defford

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Croome D’Abitot, or Cromb-Osbern, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, union of Upton-upon-Severn, county of Worcester; 4¼ miles west by south of Pershore, near the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. Living, a rectory united to that of Pirton, in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £7; gross income £488. Patron, in 1835, the earl of Coventry. Charities, in 1830, 3s. 6d. Acres 1,510. Houses 25. A.P. £1,599. Pop., in 1801, 118; in 1831, 144. Poor rates, in 183S, £85.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Crome D’Abitot – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 6 miles S.S.E. from Worcester, and 107 from London; containing 18 inhabited houses. The church is a neat modern edifice, built by the late Earl of Coventry; it is a rectory; the Hon. and Rev. T. H. Coventry, incumbent; instituted 1806; patron, the Earl of Coventry. Populations, 1801, 118 – 1811, 109- 1821, 129.

Crome-Park, the seat of the Earl of Coventry, in the above parish. The house is a modern building, surrounded by upwards of 1400 acres, in a high state of cultivation.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Universal British Directory 1791

Croom, seven miles from Worcester, a small distance from the road to Bath, is the seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Coventry, interspersed with a large fine park and pleasure-grounds, drained and beautified by an artificial river, over which are bridges in the Chinese taste; the whole, with Pirton-park adjoining, is very extensive, and beautifully situated. The mansion is of free-stone, on the front of which are his lordship’s arms, carved; on the south is a handsome flight of steps, on each side of which are two beautiful carved large lamias, in full length. In 1788 the seat was honoured with a visit by their majesties, when at Cheltenham Spa. The church is a new-built neat Cothic structure, and has a set of musical bells. The noble marble monuments are to the memory of the Coventrys.

Source: Universal British Directory 1791


Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Croome D’Abitot 1840 -

Directory Transcriptions

Croome D’Abitot Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905
Croome D’Abitot Littleburys Directory 1879
Croome D’Abitot Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855
Croome D’Abitot Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Upton upon Severn; Pershore
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Pershore
  • Poor Law Union: Upton upon Severn
  • Hundred: Oswaldslow
  • Province: Canterbury