is a country
England, some 2 miles (4 km) south of Ollerton. Originally a
it was converted to a country house in the 16th century after the
of the Monasteries.
Part of the house was demolished in the 20th century, but the
remains, standing in 150 acres of park and woodland, are open to the
public as Rufford Country Park. Part of the park is a Local
house itself is constructed of rubble, brick, dressed stone and
ashlar with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs.
It is Grade I listed and scheduled as an Ancient Monument.”
The above information is by courtesy of Wikipedia.
I had an excursion outside the county of Lincolnshire when we visited Rufford Country Park, the site of Rufford Abbey. We also visited the town of Edwinstowe, just a few miles away.
|Around the gardens are some permanent sculptures. |
Rufford Abbey is in the centre of what was the Nottinghamshire Coalfield with mines
throughout the area. There are no more deep coalmines left working in the UK and this is a statue
celebrating the British coal miner.
There was a coalmine nearby at Ollerton until it's closure in 1994.
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