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MICHAEL FOSTER-SMITH

CROOME, ITS PAST LIFE, THE RESTORATION
AND THE FUTURE



Croome Court, part-designed by Robert Adam, in a park landscaped by Capability Brown, was the Earls of Coventry's sumptuous 18th Century seat. Requisitioned in World War II and successively re-used as a school, Hare Krishna's UK headquarters, a conference centre, hotel & a golf course, Croome began the 21st Century in some disrepair. Now largely in the care of the National Trust, the estate's restoration as historic visitor attraction is well under way.

Michael Foster-Smith, Croome’s General Manager, tells the tale of Croome's creation, fall and rise. He is responsible for the smooth running of the local National Trust Croome Court and Croome Park.


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