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The Croome Collection

Plan of Croome park by John Snape, 1796The Treasures of Croome

This page is dedicated to giving you a glimpse into the Croome collection by showing you a selection of just some of the fascinating items you can find whilst delving into the history of the Coventry family and their estates throughout Worcestershire and beyond.

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Coventry family sealCroome Seals (PDF 125 KB) 
This page shows you some of the interesting and sometimes quirky seals that you might come across in the Croome collection, including an explanation of different types of seals and the history of their use.   

Book of Heriot dating from 1699Book of Heriot (PDF 88 KB) 
Here is a particularly fine example of a book of heriot, dating from 1699.

Photograph of the Duke of York and Earl of Coventry in a carriageDuke of York's visit to Worcester City (PDF 316 KB)  
Find out about when the Duke of York, future King George V, came to Worcester to lay the foundation stone of the Victoria Institute, 3rd April 1894.

Final concord for lands in WarwickshireWarwickshire Mining Records (PDF 112 KB) 
Learn about early mining records, for the Earl of Coventry's lands in Warwickshire, held within the Croome collection.

An advert for the Soap and Candle company, LondonThe London Soap and Candle Company (PDF 112 KB) 
A fine example of an advert issued for a company in London.

 Rent Rolls (PDF 67 KB) 
For the estates of the Earls of Coventry in Worcestershire and parts of Gloucestershire.

Dance cardDance card (PDF 80 KB) 
For the celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1887.    

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This page was last reviewed 15 May 2013 at 21:33.
The page is next due for review 11 November 2014.