The current Grange restaurant, below, is designed in a traditional style loosely based on the original late 19th century house (circa 1880) that once stood here and sadly burnt down in January 1960.
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However, in 1967, a few years after the old house burnt down, a modernist style building was chosen to replace it (top pic). Inside was a large hall space, and a library.
This building proved unpopular, jarring with the historical landscape and was remodelled after around 20 years, into the current building. You can still make out structural influences of the 60s building if you look carefully at the current roof.
Here’s an interesting comparison of the three buildings, from one viewpoint.
The Grange in Beddington Park viewed today, then circa 1967 (child unknown) when it was rebuilt after a fire, and finally a view from probably around the 1930s.
Further clarification on exact dates is needed – to be updated. Remember the old building? Please let us know in the comments below – helps keep all Social Media comments in one place. The original source of the old images is unknown.Claim this banner space for your business