Clumber Park timeline

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1086
Clumber appeared for the first time, in the Domesday Book as ‘Clunbre’.

1707
Queen Anne granted a licence to the first Duke of Newcastle to create a hunting area, known as Clumber Park, by enclosing 3,000 acres of Sherwood Forest.

1768
Clumber House was built to the designs of Steven Wright.

1768 – 1800
Transformation of the Park took place as various changes were made, such as the development of agriculture, the construction of the bridge, gates and lodges and the creation of the lake.

1840
Lime Tree Avenue was planted by the 4th Duke of Newcastle.

1840 – 1860
Formal gardens were landscaped and stone terraces constructed.

1861
Lincoln Terrace constructed and Boat House built.

1879
Disastrous fire destroyed the core of the house and it was rebuilt to the designs of Charles Barry.

1889
Existing Chapel was completed by the 7th Duke to the designs of Bodley and Garner and other late Victorian ecclesiastical designers.

1912
Second fire broke out but nothing irreplaceable was destroyed.

1900 – 1920

Clumber’s prosperity and profile increased significantly.