Orme Lodge Gordon Avenue Stanmore


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Orme Lodge, Gordon Avenue

Orme Lodge is a sizable Edwardian detached property located at No.2 Gordon Avenue on the junction of Old Church Lane. It is built in attractive red brick with decorative tile hanging. It links in with the Tudorbethan style of the area given its mock timber framing against darker render detail and jettied bay window with supporting brackets shown below. It also has an attractive gauged brick framed oval window evident below.

The house was sold by the Robinson family in the 1930s, and used by the R.A.F. as a hospital during the Second World War. In 1946 it was bought by The Middlesex County Council as an old people's home. It became part of the NHS in 1948

In 1971 both Warren House, with 53 beds, and Orme Lodge, with 22, became geriatric sub-units of Edgware general hospital. By 1988, the handicapped support team had established, a base at Orme Lodge and there had been considerable expansion in terms of range and quantity of service provision for the mentally handicapped, To reflect this increase staffing levels were increased

It was later used as a Day Centre for the elderly and for the Harrow Learning Disability Clinic. Which closed in 2005

In December 2006 Orme Lodge was sold at auction by the Central and North West London Mental Heath Trust for £1.55m.

In August 2009 Harrow Council granted the new owners planning permission to convert the Lodge into seven apartments.

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