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:

49687954671_8de2d60906_b.jpgimg6086 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687422718_f329c70524_b.jpgimg6085 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687583112_33a7ce5417_b.jpgCalow 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And round the back:

49687435478_be28b2c211_b.jpgimg6075 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687959241_5a32655116_b.jpgimg6080 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687427908_7b86fcc028_b.jpgimg6078 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Inside it’s carnage:

49688275372_991786cce8_b.jpgimg6072 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687284476_23662dc5e1_b.jpgCalow 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49686749163_0d27aa0268_b.jpgCalow 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687283901_71192b6e42_b.jpgCalow 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687283606_effbf1f0ae_b.jpgCalow 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

That poor old parquet flooring:

49688273632_2e1b449041_b.jpgimg6074 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687584577_4a0b3f6b07_b.jpgCalow 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687584282_bdb6a9b31f_b.jpgCalow 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr


The out-buildings:

49687282581_d6089ed3dd_b.jpgCalow 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687584072_96274899ae_b.jpgCalow 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And on to the function room:

49686747583_c7ab215f59_b.jpgCalow 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49687583357_606465eaaa_b.jpgCalow 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And the abandoned footy pitch:

49695314488_d5634764d9_b.jpgimg6082 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

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That must be the worst one that I've seen on this site. That would need a complete refurbish and refit inside and out.
 

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The main football pitch was one of the best in the Chesterfield area back in the day. Some of the local amateur cup finals were played there in front of pretty big crowds up until it closed and admission was charged to watch.

There was also a cricket pitch as in what must have been its final days (mid 2000s) I played a midweek game in the local league. I don’t remember there being much more than a shed to change in but the wicket was pretty good!
 

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The main football pitch was one of the best in the Chesterfield area back in the day. Some of the local amateur cup finals were played there in front of pretty big crowds up until it closed and admission was charged to watch.

There was also a cricket pitch as in what must have been its final days (mid 2000s) I played a midweek game in the local league. I don’t remember there being much more than a shed to change in but the wicket was pretty good!

Happy days and great memories!
 

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