I rarely do churches, or indeed buildings of any kind, unless they are in ruins, but I’ve long been familar with the distinctive Church of Mary the Virgin at Clumber Park, a National Trust property forming part of the Dukeries in Nottinghamshire. It’s not that I’ve ever been inside but the unique imposing architecture of the building has long impressed me. It was built in 1886 for the Duke of Newcastle in the English Gothic Revival style in two tone sandstone, pale Steetly ashlar stones dressed with Red Runcorn. The architect was George Bodley who was responsible for the design of many churches throughout the country. The church is designated a Grade 1 listed building by Historic England.