LEEDS NEWS
Last residents move out of Donisthorpe Hall

AFTER more than 60 years, Donisthorpe Hall closed its doors last Friday.

This brought to an end almost 100 years of residential care for the elderly in the Leeds Jewish community.

The closure was more than two weeks earlier than expected.

The current site was consecrated by the-then Chief Rabbi, Dr Israel Brodie in June, 1960.

As reported in the Jewish Telegraph, the site has now been put up for sale on behalf of the administrator, David Wilson, of DFW Associates of Leeds.

The sale is being handled by chartered surveyors Sanderson Weatherall of Leeds.

Mr Wilson said that there has been great interest and the site will not be sold by auction.

He said that prospective buyers will be asked to put in a bid for the site by December 8.

He pointed out that no-one had been able to view the building until all the residents had moved out due to Covid restrictions. This can now happen.

Mr Wilson said they have received enquiries from care home providers, some of whom are interested in knocking down the building and re-building.

He pointed out that the existing building is not well designed for a modern care home.

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