The hospital in Melton Mowbray started life as Hill House and was built pre 1760. It was the first house in the town to be built south of the river eye. In 1840 Colonel Charles Wyndham moved to the area due to his passion for fox hunting and rented Hill House. He changed the name to Wyndham Lodge in traditional hunting fashion.
It was later purchased by William Chaplin who had the entire house rebuilt in Wartnaby stone in 1874. Chaplin continued to live here for Thirty years.
In 1920 Col Richard Dalgleish purchased Wyndham lodge as a gift to the town. In honour of those who had fallen during the great war it became known as Melton & District War Memorial Hospital.
The hospital closed in 2005 and has been left to let nature take over.
I have made a couple of visits here with a few years inbetween, and you can see how nature has changed the building over time.