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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


A 15,000 acre estate, located on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border, and originally the site of a twelfth century monastery.  After the dissolution of the monasteries, the Abbey was eventually acquired by Sir Charles Cavendish.  It was converted into a large country house and has, since then, remained within the family.

The Abbey and Estate have an interesting history, but the Abbey remains a private residence, although the Estate now includes a number of small businesses, along with the Harley Gallery which is open to the public and displays works of art from Welbeck’s historic collection.

Clipstone Drive

The setting for Britain’s first speed trial as part of the 1900 One Thousand Mile Trial and the site of an early attempt on the world land speed record.

Clipstone Drive, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0JH.

May 1900 – May 1924.