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Report - Duckmanton Lodge, Calow, Derbyshire, March 2020


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1. The History
Originally build for local iron works owner Benjamin Smith in 1841, the Lodge passed through several owners before it came into the ownership of A. William Byron circa 1881 who was instrumental in seeing through the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Bill through parliament. The lodge then sold in 1919 for £2,000 to tenant Mr D Turner.

Then the history gets a bit sketchy. However, having been a pub/restaurant for a number of years. It included outbuildings that were used for football teams, including changing rooms and a shower. There was also a full-sized football pitch at the back. It closed on 1st January 2006.

It sold in 2011 for £310,000. The 8.9-acre plot was then back on the market for £350,000 with the buildings for restoration and conversion plus planning consent for three dwellings, office and erection of a cattery(!).

2. The Explore
This turned out to be derp-pub Sunday! Really curious place as the roof is in good nick and the sign looks really new. Internally the place is completely f*cked. It’s hard to imagine how completely trashed this place has become. Couldn’t even work out how to get up-stairs as they all seem to have been ripped out. Shame, as it would have been a nice place in its day. Be interesting to see what happens with this place in the future.

3. The Pictures

Front the front:

And round the back:


Inside it’s carnage:

That poor old parquet flooring:

The out-buildings:

And on to the function room:

And the abandoned footy pitch:


Down and beyond

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What a shame that will need a lot of work , love the parquet flooring have that downstairs in my house Costs a fortune to buy now !

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