The Friends of Milton Mausoleum

by | 21 March 2024 | Community facility, Heritage, Sherwood

The Friends of Milton Mausoleum’s first event this year will be a three-course Sunday Lunch at the West Retford Hotel in Retford, together with a speaker and a superb raffle. The price is £25.00 per person with a reduced price for children.

This is a chance for friends to meet up, enjoy a delicious lunch and share plans for the coming year. The date of the lunch is Sunday 28th April, 12.30pm for 1.00pm. To book your place and choose your menu, please contact milton.mausoleum@outlook.com or telephone Gillian on 01777 811358 / Jenny on 01777 811219.

A snippet of history for those of you who haven’t yet visited the Mausoleum…

The building was commissioned by the 4th Duke of Newcastle in memory of his wife, Georgiana. It was designed by Sir Robert Smirke and completed in 1833. Most of the building served as a family mausoleum, with the nave as a parish church. It was consecrated by the Archbishop of York on 27th December 1833. It closed as a parish church in the 1950s and was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust. It is the only surviving mausoleum in Nottinghamshire.

There is a great amount of history in this building and you are welcome to visit at no cost from 2.00pm to 4.00pm every Sunday from May to September, when The Friends group volunteers can offer you a wealth of information. Look out for their upcoming full events list for the year.

Milton Mausoleum, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, is at The Avenue, Milton NG22 0PW.