Picture of The Lost Hamlet of Croome installation

7th - 18th August 2019

The Lost Hamlet of Croome

National Trust Croome

Artists in residence at National Trust Croome

Whats On

A visual and performance installation by Steve Wilson and Sarah Edwards which tells the story of the ‘Lost Hamlet of Croome’ and its inhabitants.


This year the National Trust are marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre with a programme entitled 'People’s Landscapes' that explores the role our own places have played in social change.  

No corner of the UK has been untouched by human activity. Whether it’s the towns and cities we live in or the wild places we go to escape, our landscapes have all been shaped by people and, in turn, have changed the course of our national histories. 

At Croome they will be telling a lesser known story about the parkland through archaeology, visual art and performance. 

Over the past six months, the artistic team (Steve Wilson and Sarah Edwards) have worked with the team at National Trust Croome to find out more about this little know era. From this research, the artistic team have created an installation representing where the hamlet may have been and a performance to bring some of the characters to life.

For example, Sam Gold was one of the lesser known residents of the 18th century who once lived within the Croome parkland.

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Steve Wilson as Sam Gold; photograph Tracey Blackwell

Join us as we reimagine Sam’s world and uncover the lost hamlet of Croome.

Performances will be held on site on 7, 9, 11, 16, 17 and 18 August at 11am and 2.30pm

More information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/features/peoples-landscape-at-croome