Park Lane Retford, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
The village of Elkesley lies on the east side of Clumber Park and on both sides of the River Poulter.
The village of Elkesley lies on the east side of Clumber Park and on both sides of the River Poulter. The village today consists of about 2016 acres of land the greater part of which is said to have formed a wild tract of forest until the latter part of the 18th century when enclosure took place.
Located 5 miles west of Retford, Nottinghamshire on the north bank of the river, the actual village of Elkesley is as convenient as it is attractive, with direct access to the A1 motorway.
The Old Vicarage was built at the foot of an exposure of Jurassic Kueper Marl and occupies what must be one the most idyllic private and sheltered positions in this locality.
Approached by its own coach road or by way of Park Lane, it is to be found set within 5 acres of wooded grounds divided by the shallow River Poulter which gently meanders between its banks.
The Old Vicarage is situated in former monastic land most of which belonged to Welbeck Abbey. Even today the Abbeys secrets are still being revealed, its subterranean passages having been used to store the Nations art treasures during the Second World War.