Was it a pub? Victoria Lodge, Thorne
Application to demolish a house in Doncaster district, which suspiciously looks like an old pub:
In my humble opinion, Thorne is one of Yorkshire’s best-kept secrets. A medieval market town outside of any national park or AONB, it is a paint job and a sourdough specialist away from being Thirsk. Yet even Doncastatrians are at a loss to point it out on a map.
This building is not magnificent, and as far as I can tell was the lodgings for those using the neighboring (former) Victoria Inn, now an Indian restaurant. Whether or not the Victoria Lodge operated independently as a pub is not known to me, and will likely be a secret only the people of Thorne know.
A lovely building in an old part of town, its loss is needless as the development site to the rear is clearly already accessible.
Shown in red on the historical map from circa 1900, no indication that it was a pub at this stage.