Building record M5374 - The Guide House; Gadsby's Farm; Lodge Farm, Arnold (DEMOLISHED)


HOUSE (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 58320 46600 (point)
Map sheet SK54NE
District Gedling
Civil Parish Arnold, Gedling


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Demolished 1978.
A large C17 or early C18 house of 3 storeys, 7 windows, some with C18 sashes, but most with C19 casements in original openings. Brick plinth, bands and gable ends. A small central gable with 3 moulded stone finials. A projecting rectangular porch with C19 door. Old tile roof. (1)
"One cot and two closes", belonging to Lady Anne Markham. (2)
First mention is in a lease of 1579 stating that the farm building was of stone, timber and thatch and that a new bay had been added. Tenant licenced to sell beer 1675. In about 1700 a new farmhouse wes erected, serving as farm, inn and stables through the C18. The Gadsby family bought it in the 1940s. (3)
Feasibility study for conversion, includes photos and plans. (4)
Dendro dates suggest construction in first half of C18. (6)
It was the last remaining of the seven guide houses for Sherwood Forest. (7)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(2), HBR

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 BW print, D15/7, HBR; slides, HBR

Listed buildings slides, 10 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

James McArtney Partnership, 13/7/76, Guide House, 266 Mansfield Road (Plan). SNT4353.

<1> Notts CC, HBR card (Unpublished document). SNT178.

<2> Mastoris SN & Groves SM, 1997, Sherwood Forest in 1609, p 121 (Map). SNT906.

Other Refs: map 13

<3> Notts Historian eds, 1976, Notts Historian, p 13 (Serial). SNT2644.

<4> NBPT, 1976, The Guide House (Published document). SNT946.

<5> Thoroton Society, 1978, TTS, p 11 (Published document). SNT391.

<6> Thoroton Society, 1979, TTS, pp 28-30 (Published document). SNT392.

<7> AEM, --/11/1978, Architecture East Midlands
Architecture East Midlands, p 3
(Article in serial). SNT1577.

<8> Jones PE, 2006, Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire, pp 27-8 (Monograph). SNT1893.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 10 slides.
  • --- Plan: James McArtney Partnership. 13/7/76. Guide House, 266 Mansfield Road. A4. scaled and inked.
  • <1> Unpublished document: Notts CC. HBR card.
  • <2> Map: Mastoris SN & Groves SM. 1997. Sherwood Forest in 1609. p 121.
  • <3> Serial: Notts Historian eds. 1976. Notts Historian. 18. p 13.
  • <4> Published document: NBPT. 1976. The Guide House.
  • <5> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1978. TTS. 82. p 11.
  • <6> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1979. TTS. 83. pp 28-30.
  • <7> Article in serial: AEM. --/11/1978. Architecture East Midlands Architecture East Midlands. 79. p 3.
  • <8> Monograph: Jones PE. 2006. Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire. pp 27-8.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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