Langwith Lodge

Country Mansion - Diabetic Unit - Care home

By Pauline Marples

Langwith Lodge was situated in Nether Langwith Nottinghamshire, and an interesting description with historic information about it  can be found on the Bassetlaw District Council web site,

It tells us 'Langwith lodge was a c1902 mansion set atop a shallow hill adjacent to the river Poulter and it was set in landscaped grounds which contained a lake, fish ponds, groups of trees and stone walls.'

Various owners and tenants are mentioned relating to an earlier building which was damaged by fire in February 1900 after which the contents were auctioned off. Under the instruction of the 6th Duke of Portland the derelict property was demolished. A replacement house was built designed by Louis Ambler (architect) and constructed by Adam Eastwood.

In 1954 the site was purchased by the Ministry of Health and was converted into a diabetic hospital. While the date this closed is unknown, the building is still used in looking after the well being of people. It has been a care home since around 1990 and on the web site it is referred to as a splendid period residence occupying a beautiful setting on the edge of the village of Nether Langwith...It is set within its own delightful well kept and secluded grounds...with un spoilt countryside and an attractive lake. Those words could be referring to the postcard below.



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This page was added by Pauline Marples on 12/06/2017.

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