Lytton Hospital
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, Mayfair, W1J 5ED
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1914 - 1918


In 1914 Dartmouth House, the family home of Lord Dartmouth (the 6th Earl of Dartmouth),  became a Red Cross military hospital for officers, affiliated to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank.  

The Hospital, under the supervision of Lady Lytton, had 45 beds, later increased to 75.  The walnut panelling of the walls and the marble fireplaces were boarded up for protection for the duration of the war.

The Hospital closed in 1918.

Present status (August 2010)

The house was sold in 1918 and was briefly occupied by the Hon. Mrs Robert Lindsay from 1923.  It was purchased by the English-Speaking Union (ESU) in 1926 for £45,000. 

The building is available as a venue for conferences, lectures, corporate entertaining and weddings.

Dartmouth House
The Grade II* listed building, built in the Anglo-French style around 1755, still belongs to the ESU.

Dartmouth House
The main entrance.

Dartmouth House
The building from the west.
(Author unstated) 1917 List of the various hospitals treating military cases in the United Kingdom.  London, H.M.S.O.


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