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Thread: Claremont House, Loxley, South Yorkshire, November 2018

  1. #1
    Join Date
    January 2013
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.

    Default Claremont House, Loxley, South Yorkshire, November 2018

    1. The History
    Claremont House is a large, stone built former dwelling and outbuildings, standing in grounds of approximately 1.4 hectares of land. The building was last used as a social club for employees of the nearby Hepworths Refractories, but since has been vacant for many years. Originally built in 1895, the Victorian mansion is now at the point of no return. The roof and most of the internal walls have now gone leaving a shell remaining. It was built by James Swift, owner of the famous firebrick manufacturer, Swift Bros. In the 1920ís and 30ís it was the home of fishmonger George Bott and his wife Emily. His shop was located in Woodseats and back in those days it would have been a considerable daily commute for Mr Bott. Latterly, Thomas Marshall and his family occupied Claremont House through the 1940s and into the late 1960s. After he died in 1965 after he collided with a wagon down the nearby lane, the family moved out and it eventually became the offices of Thomas Marshallís sports & social club.

    After being used as the social club, the old house was sold off in the early nineties by a Mr Singh. In 1994 his application to convert the property into a home for the mentally infirm was accepted. The offer was conditional, and Singh applied for renewals in 1999 and 2004. A subsequent application was made for six apartments in 2010. It was rejected, and the place has gone downhill.

    2. The Explore
    This place is a walk in. There is evidence of a spate of previous activity here but now the place is completely abandoned. Thereí not much to see and only the shell of the house is left. Itís now beyond saving and eventually will just fall down leaving another bit of Sheffield lost, just like the near-by Loxley chapel that burnt down a year or so ago.

    3. The Pictures

    From the back:

    img4015bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

    From the side:

    img4013 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9479 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9487 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And from the front:

    img9476 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Just a few hints of its former grandeur:

    img9477 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9484 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9478 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The floors have gone:

    img9481 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    As have most of the roof:

    img9482 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Cuppa anyone?

    img9483 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Now itís just a shell:

    img9486 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9488 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9489 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9491 by HughieDW, on Flickr

  2. Thanks given by: etc100, Hugh Jorgan, KPUrban_, krela, Locksley, Mearing, Mikeymutt, noiseboy72, oldscrote, paul.richards.up, prettyvacant71, psykie, Rolfey, Sabtr, smiler, Tbolt, thorfrun, Vertigo Rod
  4. #2
    Join Date
    October 2013


    Looks a bit off a,death trap.looks,like it could all fall in you at once ha ha
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

  5. #3
    Join Date
    April 2009


    Really sad to see the house looking this way. I wandered around those attic rooms and cellars several times many years ago.

    I'd've bought the place, too, but they wouldn't sell. Still would, to be honest.

  6. #4
    Join Date
    August 2016


    Tha looks a bit err...lived in
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

  7. #5
    Join Date
    April 2008


    Damn that's a bit worse for wear! Looks like you could push it over.
    Bit of an unusual shape to it? Can't think what it reminds me of..

  8. #6
    Join Date
    June 2014


    Jees u sure find em Hughie lol
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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