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Clumber Park

Clumber Park

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15545

Item number: f.125

Length: 18.8

Width: 26.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Clumber Park was part of Sherwood Forest until 1707 when it passed to John Holles, the third Duke of Newcastle. In the mid-18th century the new first Duke of Newcastle employed the architect Stephen Wright to build a new estate. Wright landscaped the gardens and built a Greek Doric temple beside the lake, and a three-arched stone bridge and cascade.

Unfortunately, the house was pulled down in the 1930s but the park has been maintained for public enjoyment.

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