Grantham Journal letter: Wait until all facts known about former hospital

Oldest part of Grantham Hospital, which ULHT hopes to demolish. EMN-140109-155535001
Oldest part of Grantham Hospital, which ULHT hopes to demolish. EMN-140109-155535001

Referring to the letters in last week’s Journal about the old cottage hospital on Manthorpe Road.

I quite agree that it was inevitable that the former hospital would deteriorate following many years of neglect. Was this the intention all along, so that destruction would be intended?

Thank you to Les Malt for writing to the present Lord Brownlow who lives abroad. It is interesting that there may have been a covenant on the site. It is disappointing that Lord Brownlow doesn’t wish to get involved! Disrespectful I feel to his late father!

My late grandfather, Arthur Musson MBE, was a founder of the cottage hospital and was a friend of Lord Brownlow.

While there is a question mark about a covenant, no demolition should take place. We have lost too much of Grantham’s heritage and this cannot happen again!

The approachi nto Grantham along Manthorpe Road is enhanced by the charming stone building. It is regrettable that interior original features have been removed however.

There are many uses this building would be ideal for, just imagination and creativity is all that is needed!

Vickie Burrows (Mrs)

Barrowby Road, Grantham