Milton Mausoleum

by | 7 November 2020 | Heritage, Retford

We live in an area that contains many remains of our country’s history. Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire occupied land at Littleborough. Nearer to our time, the area of Sherwood Forest has contained some of our great aristocratic estates, Thoresby, Welbeck and Clumber.

One part of the Clumber estate that is now under the care of The Churches Conservation Trust, is the Mausoleum at Milton that was built by the 4th Duke of Newcastle as a memorial to his beloved wife, Georgiana. It is a building that has been damaged by water penetration and vandalism over the years, but there are hopes that, in the near future, it will be useable as a community space.

For over 10 years, the Mausoleum has been opened a couple of times a month from May to September. This year we are again open every Sunday, from May to September, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. At this time volunteer stewards will be present to tell the story of the Duke, his wife and their family. If you belong to an organised group who may wish to visit at another time please contact our email address mausoleum1833@gmail.com.