Clipstone  Nottinghamshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Clipstone like this:

CLIPSTONE, a township in Edwinstowe parish, Notts; in Sherwood forest, on the river Maun, 4¼ miles NE of Mansfield. Real property, £2, 774. Pop., 266. Houses, 52. Clipstone Park, the property of the Duke of Portland, is nearly 8 miles in circuit; was once rich in oaks, mostly destroyed in the civil war; includes an arable farm of 2, 000 acres, and a suite of water-meadows, of 400 acres, formed at a cost of £40, 000; and contains a small, modern, handsome lodge, and a fine archway lodge and other remains of an ancient royal residence, usually called King John's palace. ...

This residence was originally built by one of the Northumbrian kings; was a frequent retreat of King John, both before and after his accession to the crown; and was the meeting-place, in 1290, of a parliament of Edward I. There are at Clipstone Park a chapel of the Established Church, and elsewhere a Wesleyan chapel.

Clipstone through time

Clipstone is now part of Newark and Sherwood district. Click here for graphs and data of how Newark and Sherwood has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Clipstone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clipstone, in Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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