'Earl's Croome Church', photograph by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

'Earl's Croome Church', photograph by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Benjamin Brecknell Turner
'Earl's Croome Church'
England
1852-54
Albumen print from calotype negative
Museum no. PH.12-1982
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Earl's Croome church was built in the 12th century. However, the stone tower captured in this photograph replaced an earlier timber-framed structure in 1832. The Norman fabric of the nave and chancel retain fine 12th century doorways, though the many of the windows were changed in the later middle ages. The window in the south east corner of the chancel has unusual wooden tracery. The gables have been rebuilt with the loss of some Norman stonework which is still evident in Turner's photograph.