Building the Dukeries Hotel in Edwinstowe 1890s

Photo:Back view of Dukeries Hotel 1896

Back view of Dukeries Hotel 1896

Photo:Front view of Dukeries Hotel

Front view of Dukeries Hotel

Location of Dukeries Hotel

Getting ready for the Railway

By Margaret Woodhead

1896 The Retford & Gainsborough Times.

The Edwinstowe Hotel

‘With a view of providing further Hotel accommodation for the many thousands of visitors to “The Dukeries” the Mansfield Brewery Company are erecting at Edwinstowe, on a site on the opposite side of the main road from Edwinstowe to Ollerton to the station on the Lancashire, Derbyshire, and East Coast Railway Co.’s new line, a magnificent family Hotel and refreshment rooms combined. It will contain on the ground floor a coffee room, private sitting room and office for the manager, refreshment room, bar parlour surrounded by a veranda, suitable for large assemblies and dancing, cloakrooms, lavatories, WC’s, kitchens, scullery, larder, and other necessary offices.

The first floor contains further sitting room accommodation, large drawing room, numerous spacious bedrooms, bathroom, lavatories etc., etc. The second floor comprises additional bedroom accommodation, stores and tank room for storing water for domestic purposes and for use in case of fire. Spacious beer and wine cellars are also provided under the central portion of the building. Behind the main building commodious stables and coach houses are arranged, and the remaining part of the site will be laid out as pleasure gardens, with tennis courts, etc.

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