Clumber Park's Ornamental Bridge has been restored
After over two years of careful planning and loving restoration since it was intentionally vandalised, the iconic Grade II* listed Ornamental Bridge at Clumber Park is now finally restored.
Back in March 2018, the stunning Ornamental Bridge at Clumber Park was damaged by a devastating incident of vandalism.
Now we have lovingly rebuilt the bridge using sections of the original stonework, recovered from the River Poulter beneath it, as well as specially created stone provided by Croft Building and Conservation.
Out of adversity came opportunity, as we were able to carry out other vital essential work to areas of the bridge whilst restoration was underway, thanks to the funds raised by supporters since the incident occurred.
" The morning I saw the bridge had been vandalised in such a way, it was completely heart-breaking. Over the 200+ years the bridge has been standing proudly at Clumber Park, people have made their own precious memories there, from sharing time with family to proposals and engagements. "
This wouldn’t have been possible without the skills and expertise of our partners at Rodney Melville + Partners, and Croft Building and Conservation, or the continued and overwhelming commitment of our visitors, members, volunteers and staff.
Now that the bridge has been restored, we would love to see your new photos and memories of the bridge via #ClumberBridge or @NTClumberPark .