The history of Clumber Park
A visit to Clumber today provides you with only a glimpse into the past of what once was a grand house.
Follow in the footsteps of Dukes
Although there is no longer a house in the park there are many clues of its grand past to explore. The old house and estate has endured many changes over the last three centuries, visit our Discovery Centre to find out the full story and piece together how it once may have looked.
The history of the Chapel
Did you know?
- the Serpentine Lake took 15 years to build
- Clumber was once a sporting estate in the 18th Century
- the house was largely destroyed by fire in 1879 and rebuilt
- the 7th Duke, who was crippled as an infant, built the chapel
- the house was demolished in 1938
- We purchased the Park with the aid of donations in 1946
there were upwards of 30 gardeners employed on the Estate