Edwinstowe House

Edwinstowe House – was an extended Georgian Country Home. Built in 1768 by Sir William Boothby

Diana Fassino has sent to Acorn a picture of Edwinstowe House as it was in 1940, showing the house standing in the beautiful grounds.

Sir William Boothby built this house for his family in 1768, and lived there until he inherited and moved to the family estate near Ashover, Derbyshire. He died there in 1787 and there is a memorial in the church with the family history,

In the Census of 1851, William Clayton from Surrey, a Land Agent, lived there with his family and servants. White’s Directory of 1872 lists that Thomas Bayley, Justice of the Peace and Master of Rufford Hounds, lived there with his family and servants. He moved to London in the late 1880s and died there at his sleeping apartment at St. James’s Place, Pall Mall in 1889.

A later resident of the house was Captain Hugh Bliss Torriano Hume of the 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was born in 1880. He was appointed Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) and gained the rank of Major in the Sherwood Foresters. He fought in the Boar War in 1902.

Solid silver cigarette case presented to 2nd Lieutenant (Later Major) Hugh B. T. Hume by his parents as a parting gift when leaving for the Boar War in 1902.




Captain & Mrs. Hugh Hume on their wedding day at Edwinstowe.

In 1914, he was invalided home from France suffering from an internal complaint. He had been posted to India, just after his wedding to Miss. Muriel Wright of Edwinstowe House. A few weeks later he had been conscripted to the Western Front.  He returned to Edwinstowe House to recover.

He was mentioned in the 1919 Birthday Honours list appointments by King George V.

War Bulletin December 1914

Memorial to Miss Muriel’s father surgeon for Edwinstowe and surrounding area. 

History of Edwinstowe from the Woodhead Group – Margaret Woodhead