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Kelham Hall Country Park
 
The present Kelham Hall is the third house built on this site, it was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott for the Manners-Sutton family and completed in 1863.
The Hall is now an established Wedding and Events venue.
 
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Reception, Kelham HallThrough the arches is the main reception with access to the Hall, cafe and restaurant.
 
 
The Dome, Kelham HallThe Dome was originally The Great Chapel used by Monks who occupied the Hall from 1903-1974.
 
 
View from the balconyThe Dome is now used as a wedding and events venue.
View from the balcony of preparations for a wedding.
 
 
Woodland TrailThere are two walks available in the 44 acre parkland, the woodland trail and riverside walks.
 
 
Kelham BridgeAlong the riverside walk passing fishermen on your right eventually reaching Kelham Bridge which spans the river Trent. The bridge dates from 1857.
 
 
St Wilfrid's  ChurchSt Wilfrid's, a medieval Church restored in 1874.
 
 
Monk's GraveyardClose to the church is the Monk's Graveyard.
 
 
Yew trees line the path to the HallYew trees and statues line the path to the Hall.
 
 
Statue between the Yew treesThe statues  are located between the Yew trees.
 
 
Inlaid PathUnusual to find a path which has been inlaid like this one.
 
 
GazeboGarden Gazebo built c.1844-46.
 
 
Kelham HallIn the last 100 years or more Kelham Hall has been home to a variety of occupants.
Monks of the Society of the Sacred Mission in  1903-1974, in between it was occupied by the military in World War I, oil men from Texas and Oklahoma drilling for oil at Eakring and once again by the military during World War II.
Newark and Sherwood district council had their offices here from 1974 until it was sold in 2014 to a private company, the plans are for the Hall to become a hotel, conference centre and health spa.
 
 
Sources for Kelham Hall
 
Kelham Hall for more information, parking, opening times and more.
 
 
Wikipedia about Kelham Hall.
 
 
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