National Trust, Clumber Park

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The Gothic Revival chapel of St Mary the Virgin at Clumber lies in the centre of Clumber Park, next to Sherwood Forest, near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. The late eighteenth-century house it stood next to, beside the artificial serpentine lake, was finally pulled down in 1938, after a fire had caused irrevocable damage in 1879. Along with the stables, it is what remains of the estate, one of the seats of the Dukes of Newcastle, that was bought by public subscription by the National Trust in 1946, and managed jointly by the National Trust and local authorities until 1980, when the Trust took on full responsibility. Clumber Chapel was built in 1886–1889, largely by the architect, George Frederick Bodley, RA (1827–1907), for Henry Pelham Archibald Douglas Pelham-Clinton, 7th Duke of Newcastle (1864–1928), who favoured the Anglo-Catholic movement within the Church of England.

Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3AZ England

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