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Clumber Park bridge restoration almost complete five years after vandalism

Five years ago today, the Ornamental Bridge at Clumber Park was vandalised.

More than £500,000 of damage was caused, destroying much of its historic fabric.

The restoration project took over two years to complete using sections of original stonework rescued from the lake below, alongside carefully crafted new stone.

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The final stage of the project is to introduce a series of new bollards, commissioned in the shape of the Clumber Spaniel, to stand guard and help protect the Grade II listed monument for future generations.

Historically, the Clumber Spaniel was bred at the kennels at Clumber Park, and before hunts on the estate, the dogs were rounded up at either side of the bridge. We hope to have the new bollards in place by the end of the year.

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© Clumber Park NT

If you would like to donate to future conservation projects, please text CLUMBER to 70525 to donate £5. Thank you.

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