Miss Frances Webb
c 1700s - 1750s ?
Worksop Manor, off Mansfield Road
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South aspect of the first building.
Worksop Manor was the seat of the late Duke of Norfolk. The older building was undergoing alterations, which had cost the Duke of Norfolk £22,000 and which were nearly completed, when on October 20th, 1761, the whole building was burnt to the ground. The grounds were once part of a medieval parkland. Leland, writing in the reign of Henry VIII, says 'By Worksoppe is a parke of six or seven miles in compace, longging to the Earl of Shrewsbury,' Later a Victorian house replaced a far larger residence which contained 500 rooms. See NCCN002271 for pulled-back view of the house and grounds and also NCCN001127 for aerial shot of this house taken in the 1950's.