Friends of Milton Mausoleum Newsletter

Our first event this year will be a 3-course Sunday Lunch at the West Retford Hotel in Retford, together with a speaker and a superb raffle.  The price is £25 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, 12.30 for 1pm, so, check your diaries and book your lunch with us.  To book your place and choose your menu, please contact-

HISTORY – 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 27 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 2pm & 4pm, every Sunday from May to September, when our volunteers can offer you a wealth of information. Our full events list for the year will be featured in next month’s issue.

The Milton Mausoleum is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust