Welcome to Langwith Lodge Residential Home
This fine Neo-Georgian house was originally designed and constructed in the early 1900’s by Louis Ambler for the Duke of Portland’s agent, having connections with the famous Welbeck Estate. Learn more about Langwith’s history.
About Langwith Lodge
Langwith Lodge is registered with Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire County Councils as a 54 bed Care Home, offering long term residential care, respite, day care and short term stays. The home is registered to care for people on a residential basis as well as for people with milder forms of dementia.
The range of accommodation consists of single and companion rooms, some with en-suite facilities. All rooms have a nurse call system, wash basins and other individual comforts.
There are several well appointed lounge areas, with televisions, an organ, music and games. We have a separate smoker’s lounge and two dining rooms. Library books and other appropriate diversions are provided and hobbies are encouraged and arranged by our Activities Coordinator. Residents are encouraged to have a place in the community and to become involved in events and group activities outside the Home, including shopping and sightseeing trips.
We are also very proud of our internet lounge, with several computers, printers and other facilities allowing residents to keep in touch with loved ones and friends whilst enjoying the excellent treatment that Langwith provides.
The aim of the Home is to provide a warm, happy and secure environment within which the privacy and independence of our residents is respected.
Family members and friends are welcome to visit as and when they wish. Drinks and snacks are always available and we are happy to provide meals for visitors by prior arrangement.
Home and Grounds
This splendid period residence occupies a particularly beautiful setting on the edge of the village of Nether Langwith, bordering the famous Dukeries and Sherwood Forest, close to the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire borders.
It is set within its own delightful well kept and secluded grounds extending to 8 acres or thereabouts, with beautiful un spoilt wooded countryside and an attractive lake. The well kept grounds are in the ideal habitat for an abundance of wild life.
The property is located approximately seven miles to the south west of Worksop, seven miles north of Mansfield and nine miles to the east of Chesterfield. It is also conveniently situated within a few minutes drive of the M1 motorway network.
The life restored to this lovely old house has incorporated the retention of its original features, whilst accommodating all of the current Health and Safety regulations governing Residential Homes.
Your Health Limited is registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-138315 681). For more information, visit www.cqc.org.uk
All care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, who regularly inspect our premises and monitor all aspects of the services we provide. View our latest CQC report.
A Brief History of Langwith Lodge
Sometimes called Langwith Hall in its early days, the first house was described as a big Georgian house. It might have been built to replace the Old Hall of Upper Langwith as a more palatial residence.
The area came into the Bathurst Family when Sir Peter Apsley’s daughter married Allen Bathurst in 1704. In 1794, James Dowland of Cuckney, who was the local Agent for the Bathurst Family, planted species of every local tree in the grounds. This was probably the start of the park in which the house is set. Langwith Hall, or as it was later called, Langwith Lodge was the seat of Earl Bathurst (his second title was Baron Apsley). When he was visiting his properties in the area, he normally lived at Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire.
The 4th Earl of Bathurst (1790-1866), was unmarried and it was he who let Langwith Lodge and later sold it and all the land from the Derbyshire Border of Cuckney, in 1844 to the 4th Duke of Portland. In 1823, Robert Nassau Sutton, and later, 1832, a Mr Peter Nassau Sutton lived there followed in about 1840 by a Captain Samual William Need (Welfitt).
Lieutenant Colonel Samual William Welfitt J.P. D.I., was born 2nd September 1806, with the surname Need, and came to the Lodge as Captain Need. Colonel Welfitt was a keen sportsman and was Master of Rufford Hounds from 1861 to 1867, where he started a new pack. The hounds would be kept at the kennels at the Lodge when they hunted locally. He died on 25th May 1889, at the age of 82. His wife, Letitia Mary Welfitt, nee Hall, carried on living at the Lodge until she died, aged 87, on 3rd April 1899.
The New Lodge
The stone-built Lodge was damaged by fire, with an unknown date as to its occurrence. As it was regarded as a rambling inconvenient house to live in, the Duke of Portland had it pulled down and rebuilt, bigger and more distinguished.
The rebuilding took some four years, P Louis Amber (a relation of the Duke’s Agent) was the architect; a new builder to the area, Adam Eastwood, rebuilt it. Only the cellars of the old Lodge building were reused, but the dairy, laundry and a few of the other outbuildings were kept. The new building is in brick with stone corners and the big wooden staircase was built by Samual Nicholson of Shirebrook.
The Ibbotson Family lived at Boon Hills Farm, but whilst the new farmhouse was being built in 1901 at Blue Barn Farm, they moved from Boon Hills to live for a year in the Lodge. They were going to farm the Lodge Estate land. The idea of rebuilding the Lodge was so that a member of the Portland Family might live in it, but it was the Duke’s Agent, Mr T Warner Turner who then lived in it (from 1902). He had moved from Pleasly Vale. He had been living at Cuckney House, but after a fire at Welbeck Abbey, he moved out to let the Duke use it. Later a Captain Amory moved into Cuckney House, followed by the Duke’s son (before Welbeck Woodhouse was built for him).
In 1920, Henry Ashley Longbottom C.E., J.P. (from Rotherham), lived there. He was supposed to be a millionaire and bought the Lodge. He was in the village for only three years, but proved himself very popular, and his departure was a great loss to the village, so much so, that on Monday 9th April 1923 a large gathering at the Colliery Institute presented him and his wife with an album bound in Morocco Leather. It contained the thanks of the Church of England’s Men’s Society and the Mother’s Union. The Address wished them “Health and Happiness in their new sphere of influence”. Mr Longbottom died at Ordsall Hall, Retford on 27th May 1938.
In 1923 the Davies Family became the owners of the Lodge. They also owned the Railway Wagon Works at Langwith Junction. In 1952 they sold the Lodge to a developer, Mr Munro Langrick, from Creswell, who built houses in the Park and turned the Lodge into a 15 bed private Maternity Home.
In 1954, the Ministry of Health, Sheffield Region, bought it and turned it into a 31 bed diabetic hospital, which was in use by 1955, one of the very few in the country. As the need declined, the Lodge was sold in 1990 as a private nursing home.
The above was taken from Book One of “A History of Nether Langwith, Langwith & Whaley Thorns” by Tony Warriner, published by Hardwick Print & Design, Unit 9C4, Shirebrook Business Park, Acreage Lane, Shirebrook, Mansfield, NG20 8RN.
This is what our residents say about the quality of care and facilties here at Langwith Lodge:
As you can imagine, the past two weeks have been the worst I have ever experienced. I had never realised how absolutely desperate and empty losing someone you love so dearly could leave you. Dad was my rock as I was growing up and I had always promised him when the time came for me to be there for him, that I would do my very best.
I did search and search when I was told he couldn’t return home from hospital but none of the places I looked at had the same lovely grounds and annexe facilities of the Lodge. Also, Dad knew of it and friends were within walking distance. I just wanted you to know that I am very pleased that we chose to allow Dad to stay with you and I do know that, for the most part, he was quite happy. He desperately missed his gardening and independence at the beginning but the girls often tried to keep him amused and he did enjoy his food.
I know that you will remember Dad fondly and im sure the story of the night that he almost got away will be retold time after time. I will always be grateful for the times that you brought him to hospital to meet me, for always being on the other end of the phone with reassuring words, for nothing ever being too much trouble and for you kindness and support through all the trying times we’ve faced during the last two years. It was difficult to hand over his care at the beginning, and I know at times I must have seemed demanding but you made it easier for me to let go eventually and enjoy my visits with Dad.
Everyone who knew EG loved her and whether it was your first or your hundred and first encounter, you would be greeted with a kiss and a hug. It was probably this that helped E to settle in so well and quickly at Langwith Lodge, where she had resided since August 2011. Even here the staff quickly warmed to Es kindness and friendly nature and became familiar with her showering them with kisses. For the care and compassion shown to E during her time here and the family during her illness and passing. E family would like to say a heartfelt thank you.
It was also here that E met her bosom buddy B. It says a great deal about a place that provides a nurturing environment for new friendships to flourish at the age of 92. But that is what happened when E and B met. They soon became firm friends sharing laugh tears and many sing songs.
E loved to see her family and during the 13 years that she lived with J and J and her time at Langwith she appreciated every visit from her family, telling them, “ you’ve made my day”. Its people like E, that demand very little and don’t want fuss, who remind us that often the most pleasure in life is gained simply through the love and time spent with other people.
We all feel blessed to have loved and be loved by E and she has left us with a wonderful legacy, best summed up by her great granddaughters’ E and E who have said that every time they think of mommar, they will remember her as saying to everyone, “you’ve all got your own thing to do so get on and enjoy it”.
Sorry we missed you and Lynne when we popped in to see everyone. I will always remember your kindness, care and support for our Mum and for us, her family. I always meant for you to have this photo but never got round to giving it you. Thank you for making her 95th birthday so special. She so enjoyed every minute . love to you and all your fantastic staff who I will always regard as friends. Happy Easter to you all locks like its going to be a chilly one.
From J xx
Thank you to all the staff who looked after M during her to short of stay with you. You have our undying gratitude for the love, care and attention you all showered her and us when we visited. It truly is a home from home for all the residents. They are very lucky to have you all. Many thanks once again love from M, J, M and family xx
Just a few words to express our gratitude as a family to you and all your staff for the quality and considerate care that gave Dad the best quality of life available throughout his 18 months at Langwith Lodge. We know it could not have been easy at times as beneath his good nature and jovial character he always had that stubborn streak which made him. Please pass on our sincere thanks to all involved. It was and still is a great comfort to us knowing he was being looked after in a caring and professional way, in a place he became to regard as his home. Love from P and family.
News and Events
In House Musical Entertainment
We had some lovely in house entertainment and all enjoyed a good sing a long.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
One of the more memorable trips out was to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Rotherham, the weather was lovely and we had a picnic and cuppa from the cafe. Everyone had a favourite animal but it is fair to say that the Meer Kats and Lions went down well with all
We made the best of the weather while we could and had a stall at Langwith show with the highlight being the dog show, we also had an unforgettable day out to Bakewell where we fed the ducks and geese down at the river before heading down Ye Olde original pudding shop to sample the local delights.
Anyone who reads the Worksop Guardian might have seen the pictures of the Residents ,family and staff taking part in the memory walk around Woolaton Park in Nottingham in aid of Alzheimer’s research. Everyone managed to complete the circuit and had the efforts rewarded with a fish and chip dinner (thank you Roger) before heading home tired but happy.
March 2015- Kristy & Charlotte have become dignity champions.
When we were first asked if we would like to become dignity champions both of us were a bit worried because we didn’t know what was involved, but two weeks later we are both very excited about it all. What it means is we will be doing training and attending courses and going to meetings to learn how to make sure that we always have the highest levels of dignity for all the residents in Langwith.
We are also looking forward to working with all the families and friends as well as the professionals and will hopefully be arranging an informal get together in February to see how we can make this happen.
February 2015 – THE BUTTERFLY GARDENS AT ANSTON
For the afternoon trip a decision for a lunch out and a mystery tour of Clumber and Welbeck would be in order, the mystery part came in to being because Roger was driving and we think the previous days cold weather had got to him.
All in all we think all of the trips worked out well and we are already consulting with everyone to see where to go to next, ideas so far amongst others are for Derbyshire, a boat trip on the Trent and a trip to the coast but we are still asking. I would like to thank all the family members who came along to support us on the outings it was a real boost , also massive thanks to the wonderful staff at Hodsock, the Butterfly Gardens and Pappas chip shop in Worksop who went that extra mile to make us feel welcome.
February 2015 – Hodsock snow drops
We started with the much anticipated trips to Hodsock snow drops on Friday the 13th, we should have known not to tempt fate on that date as we set of for the morning trip under grey skies and a cold wind, but on arriving it didn’t seem to matter and although the snow drops seem a little late arriving this year everyone really enjoyed the walk around the grounds followed by high tea and muffins before heading back for lunch.
The afternoon trip set off under those same grey skies but there the similarity ended, we had only just started on the walk around the grounds when a steady drizzle turned in to more persistent rain and a unanimous vote to head to the cafe saw us beating a retreat for a nice cuppa and biscuits. Despite not being able to plan for the weather everyone still enjoyed themselves and this was in no small part to the Hodsock staff who are amazing and extremely considerate and we will be having a return visit when the weather gets better because we think that the snow drops are just the icing on the cake and the gardens are worth visiting anyway.
August 2014 – A trip to RAF Waddington
I am sending you an account of a recent trip we had from Langwith Lodge. It was my first outing as the new Activities Co-ordinator and I think it went well. I have attached some photos we took on the day.
On Thursday 21st August a mini-bus of residents went out on a trip to see a very special fly-by at RAF Waddington. Two Lancaster Bombers were due to fly together for the first time in over thirty years. They were to be joined by a Vulcan and a couple of Hurricanes. It was believed by many to be the last opportunity to see these planes fly together as they were the last two remaining in working order and the cost of keeping them running was becoming difficult to justify.
Everybody on the trip had expressed an interest in or had some history with the RAF but one lady in particular was looking forward to the trip more than anybody else.
Molly had been a flight mechanic in the RAF. She began her career at Church Lawford in 1941 aged just 17. Her job was to repair the planes. One such repair sticks very firmly in her mind. A Lancaster Bomber had been on a mission to Germany and had suffered some serious damage. It was unable to fly back to its own base where the expert Lancaster mechanics were and had to stop at the closest one possible, Church Lawford. Molly was assigned to do the repairs. She recalls that it was a particularly difficult job involving a lot a wiring and electrical work on the wing. Once she had finished, the Flight Sargent had to deem it ‘airworthy’.
It was policy at the time to involve the mechanic responsible for the repairs in the test flight afterwards. When I asked why, Molly explained that there was no better way to ensure that the mechanic had done a good job than to make sure the he or she was the first to fly in it! So up she went in the Lancaster.
The pilot invited her into the cockpit and explained the workings of the plane, she even took control of the joy stick for a while – “Which was great.” As well as the Lancaster, Molly also flew an Oxford Airspeed. The pilot supervising her said that she had a really good flying ability and asked her if she would consider applying to train as a ferry pilot. Women at this time would never have engaged in active service but a ferry pilot’s role was very important as they would transport planes to and from different airfields around the country.
Intrigued by this idea, Molly made some enquiries. Around the same time she met and married her husband and her life’s path altered. She was 19 and he was 22. Being her next of kin, her husband was reluctant to give the necessary consent and Molly’s dream of becoming a pilot ended. I asked her if this caused any arguments between them but she smiled very fondly and said, ” I loved him so much, it didn’t cause any rifts.” They were happily married for 70 years.
We all had a lovely day out at Waddington but I think it was particularly special for Molly.
‘99’ With a Flake, please
As part of Langwith Lodge’s reminiscence program, Home Manager Tracey organised for the local ice cream van to stop at the home and sell ’99’ ice creams with a flake. The residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves out in the garden with their ice creams and were reminiscing about past holidays at the seaside.
Residents enjoy Easter Trip out. This is a photo taken of two of our residents having lunch out at the Jug and Glass on Easter Monday. The residents love to go out for something to eat and really enjoyed themselves.
It is Langwith Lodge’s policy to provide the highest quality of care in a homely environment.
The care is activated with input from the residents and their relatives and carers, the standards of which are aimed at the highest possible level.
Langwith Lodge appreciates the intrinsic value of people, regardless of circumstances, by respecting their uniqueness and their personal needs, treating individuals with respect to ensure maximum comfort, well-being and happiness.
We therefore take great pride in introducing you to Langwith Lodge where our highly skilled team of staff are in tune with the daily needs of each resident.
Our 24-hour staffing ensures that personal assistance is always available with washing, dressing, bathing and toilet needs.
The local General Practitioner visits the Home on a weekly basis however, should the need arise prompt attention from a doctor can be assured whenever necessary. The Home offers District Nursing care by fully qualified nurses. Care Plans are prepared after consultation with the resident, family and carers and are individually tailored with residents’ needs being respected throughout.
The Home is staffed in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Registering Authority and it is the policy of the Home to provide quality care, underpinned by quality training to ensure that care and skills are kept at the highest level.
All medicines are administered by trained carers and are ordered on GP prescription. All medicines are handed in on admission so that accurate records can be kept and the correct treatment continued.
Special attention is given to the provision of well balanced home cooked meals and special diets are catered for. Menus are varied and displayed for all to see.
All rooms are serviced and cleaned daily.
We have a visiting Chiropodist who will attend to the residents’ feet where needed, but this service is billed separately and is not included in the fee.
As part of the Care Package, exercise and rehabilitation programmes are maintained by our own staff, consisting of movement to music, encouragement with mobility and independence. If the need arises, referral to the Physiotherapist will be made for intense treatment.
Toiletries are not included in the fees.
Any newspapers or magazines can be provided from our local newsagent at the resident’s own cost.
We have a qualified hairdresser within our staff and monthly cuts, washes and sets are provided for a small charge.
Laundry is included in the fee of the Home, however we do not undertake the washing of pure wool, hand knitted or thermalactyl garments. Prior to admission all clothing should be clearly marked with woven sew-in labels to guard against loss. Basic mending is included in the fees.
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Langwith Lodge is situated 7 miles to the south of Worksop and 7 miles to the north of Mansfield on the A632 Chesterfield road.
Park, Nether Langwith, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9ES
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