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Old Queens Head
This pub, in the bus station/Transport Interchange is considered to be the oldest surviving domestic building in central Sheffield. It looks a bit out of place amongst the modern urban architecture of the transport interchange, but it is worth a visit -
Blimey it's survived the bombings of WW2 and the councils regeneration programme - Hoorah!!
The Queen in its title refers to Queen Mary, who was imprisoned at Manor Lodge for 14 years. The ruins can be seen a couple of miles away from here on Manor Lane.
The Grade 11 listed building dates back to 1475. it is commonly thought that this might be the site of the castles laundry or wash - house, but the ornate carvings on the exterior would disprove this! Local historians think that this was more likely to have been a banqueting hall.
It is the last example of a timber framed medieval building from the era. It was originally known as 'The Hawle in the Pondes', and would have been surrounded by fields and the riverside. Fishing ponds here would have provided recreation for the nobility - not just fishing, but hunting water fowl etc, which would be cooked and served in 'The Hawle' - along with 'lashings of ale' etc.
The building was restored in 1949, and has since undergone many refurbishments.
If you look outside at the front of the pub, under the windows, You'll see some of the original foundations.
On one of the beam ends is a carving of a Queens Head. (pic 3)
An adjacent building opened as a Public House , called The Queens Head in 1840, and 22 years later, expanded into this present site.
For many years there have been stories of a tunnel leading from this hostelry to/from Manor Lodge, that Mary QOS used. Well, it is quite unlikely ............. Having visited the cellar (part of which is thought to date to the 17th Century) of the pub with some members of 'Friends of Sheffield Castle' and 'Friends of Manor Lodge' we were shown the supposed entrance/exit of the tunnel - a rectangular opening, that a child used to climbing chimneys or crawling through mines might just be able to negotiate!
It is a popular pub, served by the Thwaites Brewery. A mixed crowd can be found here- those waiting for their bus/coach, workers, regulars, Ghost walk groups, local history groups etc
Quite traditional -ie not 'theme barred' Atmosphere varies!!
There are framed photos of old Sheffield workers/buildings etc. Look at the cases of articles found during restorations of the building as well as articles about the history of the Old Queens Head.
Original beams (with some newer pieces) and fire place.
Would you be surprised to hear that it's haunted?
Due to its location in the bus station/near the train station, it does sometimes attract the 'hard luck story tellers' who've got a variation on having lost their purse/wallet and need to travel to......... Often they just ask for a few coins, others try the 'worried parent, who'll send a cheque if you pay their bus/coach/train fare to London/Edinburgh/Newcastle etc etc'....
It's always felt like a safe pub, but again keep an eye on your bags etc.
A large Central bar, serves an assortment of beers (Thwaites beers on tap), House wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea/coffee etc.
There's a dining room off the bar area. Food served daily-All Day Breakfast/pies/roasts/lasagne/curry/burgers etc....' traditional English pub grub' -Not Gastro-pub. Reasonable prices.
UPDATE - The pub is under new management - a charming couple from Czech Republic have taken over the reigns. There is a new menu - starting April 2013, with an enticing selection of meals at very reasonable prices. I'm particularly looking forward to trying the Czech selection!
Address: 40 Pond Hill Sheffield S1 2BG
Directions: In the Sheffield interchange (bus station)
2 minutes walk from Train station
Phone: (0114) 2798 383
1 'O Clock Time Signal
Well after living in Sheffield for nearly 35 years, I was surprised to find out (a few days ago) about this tradition that has been carried out daily in the city centre since 1874. Apparently there are many others that don't know about this when I asked around my work colleagues.
So, head towards the corner of Leopold Street and Barkers Pool just before 1300 hours and wait - at precisely 1 o'clock a siren wails out! (I'd headed here specially today, but arrived too late - next time!!!)
If you look upto the windows above HL Browns jewellery shop (previously Wilson Pecks music store) in the Yorkshire House building, you'll see a notice- 'One 0'Clock Time Signal'
Apparently this used to be on the old HL Browns shop which used to be on the opposite side of the road (Orchard Square entrance).
So why does Sheffield have this daily ritual? Well apparently it was the signal for city workers to return to their work!
It was also used for the citizens to re-set their clocks/ watches due to its accuracy - apparently the Town Hall clock and bells are about 30 seconds behind the siren.
I headed into town a few days ago and heard the siren - I can't understand why I've not heard this before - it's quite loud!
For another time related thing to see/hear - in Orchard Square is an ornamental clock that chimes and the doors open to reveal a Buffer Girl and a Little Mester making knives. I think that this is each half hour, but I'll check my facts - it's quite a while since I last saw this clock in operation. I remember when it arrived here, a small crowd would gather to watch the doors open and the figures move.
While I was looking for the siren, I spotted something else that I'd not seen before - a stone plaque high on the wall 'Cabinet Maker to HRH The Prince of Wales' ....
Well I now know that Yorkshire House was built between 1883/84 by Flockton and Gibbs.It is an attractive four storeyed building. In 1892, the top floor and attic was added.
Johnson and Appleyard (Founded 1879) were the cabinet makers with the Royal patronage. They were also responsible for the fittings in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. In 1900 they won a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition.
History of Johnson family and Appleyards
For more information about Furniture manufacture of this era, please check the web page below
Address: Corner of Leopold Street and Barkers Pool S1
Directions: %City Centre - opposite Town Hall and Orchard Square
Tudor Square, Sheffield
Recently given a 'Make-Over', Tudor Square, named after Henry Tudor, is the largest Theatre complex outside London. The Crucible Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and Library Theatre are found in this square, along with the Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. It also has entrances to The Winter Garden/ Millenium Galleries.
Around the 1700's Tudor Square was home to many 'Little Mesters' workshops. This Square has long been regarded as the Artistic centre of the city. There is evidence of an Atheneum and Assembly rooms. In the 1840's a school of Arts and Crafts (nearby, on the present site of Hallam University) was responsible for a renaissance of Arts and Crafts, which were admired nationwide. The school was succeeded by The Ruskin Gallery in 1985.
John Ruskin admired Sheffield as a city 'where craftsmanship was still practiced as an art form'. He established an Art Gallery in Sheffield, and also sponsored Workers Education Classes for residents of Sheffield
Tudor Square was created from a car park/ open space in the late 1980's, ready for the 1991 World Student Games.
A stone plaque on the library Wall (pic 3) commemorates the opening of the square by Councillor, Doris Askham, the Wright Worshipful, The Lord Mayor Of Sheffield on the 7th June 1991
Its most recent renovation, was timed to co-incide with the rejuvination of the Crucible Theatre.
It now provides an interesting and attractive area (even on a rainy October evening, when this pic was taken)
The artworks were created by Paul Mason and were funded by the J G Graves Charitable Trust (pic 3)
" The stone wall, mosaics, railings and tree grilles celebrate early signs and symbols of communication amongst people From such marks all cultures developed different alphabets and languages"
Near this plaque is a commemorative plaque to Thomas Boulsover, the inventor of Sheffield Plate
As well as providing outdoor leisure space and an attractive entrance for theatre goers, or those attending the World Snooker Championships, it continues to provide an attractive thoroughfare between the Bus/Train Station, Hallam University, and the City Centre.
The Starbucks in Tudor Square, was the first to arrive here in Sheffield. Two bars open onto Tudor Square- The Graduate (or whatever it's called this month)! Ha - It's now The Old Monk! and the former Ruskins Bar, which is now Crucible Corner (which is owned by the Crucible).
Tudor Square is one of the venues for Fright Night - Europes largest Halloween Party! and other events such as 'Chance to Dance' which is held in May.
An attractive Square, especially at night!
Address: Tudor Square, Sheffield S1
Directions: Follow the brown road signs for Theatres. Multi Storey Car Parking at Crucible and Charles Street (off Arundel Gate)
5 minutes walk from bus/train station
Nearest Tram - Castle Square/West Street
Other Contact: N/A
Pedestrianised shopping area (since 1973) in the centre of Sheffield.
Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) sang about meeting up in the year 2000 at the fountain....well it was THe Goodwin Fountain that used to be at the top of Fargate. Here no more!
Fargate is located between Leopold Street/Pinstone Street (Town Hall) and High Street/Church Street - where another old Sheffield landmark is recorded in song -'Coles Corner' by Richard Hawley, a one time co-hort of Jarvis and Pulp. Coles Corner is where the HSBC is now.
It is sandwiched between the cities 2 cathedrals - and was a medieval burial ground- Apparently medieval gravestones form the foundations of Fargate!
With the arrival of Meadow Hell (sic) shopping centre in 1990, Fargate shops suffered, and many of the larger shops decamped to this new shopping mecca 3 miles away. In recent years trade has picked up, and its once again a busy arena for retail therapy. (hoorah!)
A medieval well was discovered in 2005 by Sheffield University Archeologists in the foundations of a Victorian G2 listed building-Carmel House, at 57-63, Fargate (At the corner of Fargate and Norfolk Row). This was during renovation of the shopping area. Pottery and bones etc found here suggest that the well was in use by 1300 AD (possibly having been constructed at the same time as Sheffield Castle), and had been filled in around the time of the English Civil War.
Four modern shop units were constructed behind the facade of the building, and the adjacent Georgian brick buildings, but the remaining architecture was demolished!
There are some pieces of interesting architecture still - look above the modern shop fronts and You can see some interesting features.
Above WHS you can see some carved stone figures including a pigs head (pic 5) which is a reminder of the time when the building housed a butchers shop. (it took me a few visits to spot this)
The Yourkshire bank opposite the Town Hall was once The Albany Hotel, which dated back to the 1870's. Before this it was a Temperence house.
Where The Goodwin Fountain used to be, was the site of some impressive monuments. An obelisk was created to celebrate Queen Victorias Golden Jubilee in 1887, when it had outstayed its welcome it was moved in 1903 a few miles away to Endcliffe Woods. Two Years later a statue of Victoria was sited here, only to join the obelisk in Endcliffe Park twenty five years later.
The Goodwin Fountain was to be a feature from 1961 to 1998. Named in honour of Sir Stuart and Lady Goodwin. Goodwin was the founder of Neepsend Ltd - an important steel and toolmaking company. A young diabetic, his life was saved by insulin injections - He was one of the first to undergo the experimental treatment! Both he and his wife donated much of their wealth to local charities, particularly the city hospitals. They also funded the fountain to be enjoyed by the citizens and to honour Alderman James Sterland . However, it became known as The Goodwin Fountain.
In the winter months, the fountain often froze. In summer months it was a place to cool down. I remember it being the 'target' for students during Rag Week to turn it into a bubble bath by pouring in washing up liquid and jumping around.
The fountain in The Peace Gardens is now known as The Goodwin Fountain.
Along with well known shops (Marks n Sparks, Next, New Look, H&M, Lush, WHS, Top Shop, Starbucks etc), 'Big Issue' Sellers, Buskers and sellers of tacky trinkets, there are fairly regular specialist markets.
The European Market appears to be a regular event, which is well worth a visit!!
St Patricks Day becomes a week of celebrations, with a marque/beer tent to join in Irish dancing and music.
Until October 31st 2010, The Sheffield Wheel (pic 3) had become a landmark at the end of Fargate near the Town Hall, but it has been dismantled and moved to another city.
Also at the top of Fargate is the main entrance to Orchard Square Shopping Court (pic 4), which opened in 1987, and was re-developed in 2008.
Leading off Fargate are High Street , Church Street, Surrey Street, Leopold Street, Pinstone Street, Chapel Walk and Norfolk Row, which I'll hopefully cover soon!
Address: City Centre - Sheffield 1
Directions: Between the Town Hall and High/Church Streets
5 min walk from bus station.
8 min walk from train station,
Bus/Tram stops on High street/Church Street, which leads onto Fargate.
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
The Crucible has recently had a make-over, and a new entrance added.
Built in 1971, On the site of the Adelphi Hotel (pic 5) which closed in 1969, The Crucible Theatre hosts many theatrical productions in its 3 sided auditorium.
Many well known West End productions as well as more obscure plays, dance and music events are performed .
Also known as the venue for the annual World Snooker Championships.
The Crucible is a pleasant place to spend time even if not attending an event here.
Restaurant, bar, cafe selling juices and soups etc, a gift shop and outside cafe for those all too rare hot sunny days!
Spot the brass plaque by the glass door, that commemorates 3 major events in Sheffields sporting history, that happened on this site.
1) 1854- The proposal was announced for the construction of a cricket ground at Bramall Lane. The first match played in April 1855 was the birth of Sheffield United Cricket Club.
2) 1889 - Another proposal! - that a football club, to run along side the cricket club be formed - hence Sheffield United Football Club was formed- Hoorah! ;-)
3) 1897 - It was decided that in order to keep the Wednesday Cricket club going over the winter season, another football club should be formed in the city--Booooo! (I'll leave you to guess that teams name) !
UPDATE - Since the renovation of the Crucible, with the glass fronted entrance, this plaque has disappeared! Will try to find out where they are now -
Mystery solved - the plaque is now inside - up two flights of stairs and next to the Adelphi Rooms it is on the wall near to a window that looks onto Tudor Square. (pic 4)
The gift shop is no longer there, which is a shame as I liked a lot of the cards and gifts that they stocked.
Address: Tudor Square, Sheffield
Directions: Off Arundel Gate, not far from bus and train station.
Fairly well signposted.
Number 40 bus from bus station stops nearby.
NCP car parking nearby, disabled on street parking nearby
Phone: 0114 2496000
The Cutlers Hall
The cutlery industry in Sheffield dates back to Medieval times, a Sheffield cutlery worker featured in Chaucers Canterbury Tales, carrying a Scheffeld thwitel (a pointed knife produced in Sheffield for 'spearing and cutting food'.
During the 15th Century, water powered technology, meant that many knife producers set up along the River banks of Sheffield, especially the lower Don.
By the 17th century, a survey (1637) reported that there were between 400-500 master workmen based in the water powered mills and cutler wheels. Sheffield was now the leading producer of knives and tools in England.
These craftsmen were bound by the rulings of the Manorial courts - a set of rules known as 'The Cutlers Ordinances' set out in 1565, stipulated lengths of apprenticeships and 'cutlers marks' - Individual cutlers registered their own 'mark' identifying the work as theirs.
In 1624, Manorial rule had ceased, and the cutlers formed a company to regulate themselves -
'The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire'
The first Company originated in August, 1624. Robert Sorby was to be the first Master Cutler.
A new company and Master Cutler was chosen each August - this tradition continues today. During WW1 &2, the existing Companies remained during the duration of these events.
Early Companies recorded apprenticeships and freedoms and registered the identifying marks of qualified craftsmen. They ensured that blades were made to a high standard, with an edge of steel, and that only Freemen were selling their own goods.
Besides the Master Cutler, a Company includes a Senior Warden, a Junior Warden, 6 Searchers (who originally had the right to enter property and search out badly or illegally made goods) and 24 Assistants. They are all elected annually.
These appointments were usually accompanied by a meal, checking of the company accounts and a church service. The Cutlers Feast is still an annual event, with prestigious guests having attended over the decades.
In 2011, the first female Master Cutler, Pam Liversidge was elected
The first Cutlers Hall was constructed in 1638, on the site of the present day Cutlers Hall. It was demolished in May 1725.
Todays Cutlers Hall was built in 1832, being the third Cutlers Hall.
Two architects Samuel Worth and Benjamin Broomhead Taylor, had submitted designs for the building. The Cutlers could't decide which of the designs to choose, so both men agreed to work together on the project.
The Cutlers Hall is a Grade 11 listed building. It is acknowledged as being one of the finest Livery Halls in the Country.
Nowadays, it is often used for weddings/balls and other 'hospitality events'
I've often spotted the 'suited and booted' heading to The Cutlers Hall for one of the Balls
As a child I remember attending 'Model Railway' exhibitions here with my father.
Outside The Cutlers Hall, are two identical coats of arms of The Cutlers Company. This was formally granted in 1875.
The elephants head represents the ivory, which was a favoured material for knife handles.
The crossed swords/daggers represent all knife blades
The green band is from the Sheffield Coat of arms, where the sheath of arrows and wheat sheafs are a play on words of Sheaffield
Incidentally, Sheffield supplied the arrows that were fired at The Battle of Agincourt!
Tours of The Cutlers Hall can be booked in advance
Address: Cutlers' Hall Church Street Sheffield S1 1HG
Directions: In the city Centre, opposite Sheffield Cathedral.
Tram Stop - Cathedral
Buses stop nearby - Church Street/ High Street
Other Contact: http://www.cutlers-hallamshire.o
Phone: 0114 276 8149
Sheffield Town Hall
This grade 1 listed building is easily identified by its 180 ft tower, topped by a further 8 ft statue of Vulcan (The Roman God of fire and furnaces), crafted in bronze, perched on an anvil. (a celebration of Sheffields importance in production and manufacture of metal.)
This current building is the 4th town hall of Sheffield.
Designed by E W Mountford, this Gothic building is worth a closer look.
The entrance on Pinstone Street, has a facade with a life size statue of Queen Victoria (4'11") who had granted Sheffield, a City status in 1893.
In 1897 (Jubilee year) She opened this Town Hall. Strangely, she did so from her carriage, by pressing a switch, which enabled the heavy gates at the top of the steps to be opened electrically! (Apparently this was 'set up' as 2 men opened the doors from the inside!)
The first Lord Mayor of Sheffield was the Duke of Norfolk, and his statue can be seen in the foyer.
Carvings of the City's coat of Arms, and a 36' frieze showing examples of the variety of industrial and craftworks of Sheffield during the 1890's, are also to be spotted. The left hand side of the frieze depicts the workers who worked in the precious metals industries - electro-platers, cutlers, ivory handle turners and buffer girls. The Right hand side depicts grinders, smiths, forgers, shelters and miners. Look for the bulldog and The Godess of Plenty, holding a cornucopia - the symbol of thrift and plenty.
Many of the sculptures seen on the exterior are the work of FW Pomeroy. Other examples of his work can be seen on Belfast City Hall as well as The Old Bailey and Vauxhall Bridge in London.
Flanking the main entrance are 2 female figures representing Steam and Electricity, which provided power for the industrialised city in 1897.
A carving of an owl and pelican represent the wisdom of the City Council!
Other carvings are of animals and birds that are found in the British Colonies of the time.
The Town Hall was given a ' Wash n Brush up' a few years ago, to restore the stonework to its former glory, having been hidden under layers of grime from it's industrial past (The many buses and taxis that pass by in a continual procession, will probably cause more damage with their toxic fumes)
From The Peace Gardens, the many mullioned windows and gables can be seen.
The entrance foyer is worth a peep, and to the left is a room with a display of Sheffield silver and other precious metals.
Licenced for weddings, you might spot the 'happy couple and guests posing for photos on the staircase.
Address: Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1
Directions: Corner of Pinstone Street/ Surrey Street.
At the top end of Fargate.
3 min walk from bus/train station.
Hairdo's/ Beauty Treatments.
Sometimes, it feels like you need to take out a mortgage to get a good haircut/colour etc.
However, if you don't qualify for a student/senior citizen discount, there are ways to get a cheap/free hairdo!!
Many of the top salons in Sheffield advertise for 'models' for their training sessions. Some offer a free service or discounted prices for cut/colour/perms etc. Often midweek daytime, or evening. The students are fully supervised, so you're not in danger of being scalped!
You need to allow quite a bit of time, these sessions usually take longer than normal, but you get a few hours of pampering, with a drink or 2, magazines to read etc etc.
My fave place is Creator on West Street, where along with a free haircut, I've had a head massage, while you have a shampoo, you sit in a massage chair, and they offer a menu of drinks, including beer, wine,cocktails, fresh orange juice etc. I think these sessions are still on a Wednesday morning. Click for info on Creator
Wigs and Warpaint (West One) Head Kandy (Glossop Road) and Etienne ( Division Street) are other places where I've attended training sessions.
Recently seen Headband, Ecclesall Rd advertising for 'models'
Castle College also advertise for hairdressing/ beauty treatments at discount prices for 'models'
Directions: Call in or phone your hairdresser of choice, Try Yellow Pages /Thomson Local directories for names/numbers
Artwork Millennium Gallery
Opened in April 2001, The Millennium Galleries is one of Sheffields newest attractions. One of the Heart of The City projects (Investing in regeneration of the city centre), along with the new Winter Garden, and the re-designed Peace Gardens It was designed by architects Pringle Richards Sharratt, and is constructed of concrete and glass with marble floors. As expected with new building regulations, it is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities.
The Galleries house displays of artwork and crafts of local interest. (Especially metal work)
The 'dragon' in the photo was formed from hundreds of old pieces of cutlery, which is very impressive. There are two levels, and four individual galleries. Admission to the Millenium Galleries is free.
The Special Exhibitions Gallery Holds 4 'major' exhibitions here per year. I particularly enjoyed the Vivienne Westwood Exhibition , which was held a few years ago. Other noted exhibitions have been from Londons Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Galleries.
There is an admission charge to some special exhibitions.
Craft and Design Gallery
A showcase for contemporary artists from the city and region, along with the best national and international artists/designers.
A chance to discover the history of Sheffield's metalwork from the 14th Century to the present day, with exhibits of unique pieces. Hands on exhibits too.
Ruskin Gallery Objects and works of art of John Ruskin.
There is a good quality gift shop too, with a selection of books on art and local interest.
Monday to Saturday 08.00 -17.00
(Galleries open 10.00)
Open to 20.00 every Wednesday 10 November to 22 December 2010
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January
Address: Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield 1
Directions: Access thro' the Winter Gardens off Surrey Street or from Arundel Gate. About 5 mins from train/bus station.
No 40 bus from the stations stops nearby.
Tram stop- Castle Square, then 5 minute walk
Phone: 0114 278 2600
I'd been meaning to have a 'look see" at Beauchief Abbey for a long time, and on the way home from work one evening, I found myself passing nearby, so made a slight detour onto Beauchief Abbey Lane - a narrow track, popular with dog walking families and joggers. The abbey was closed
When Beauchief Abbey was founded on 21st December 1183, it was built on land, that was part of the Manor of Norton, which meant that it was in Derbyshire, and not Hallamshire.
Robert Fitz Ranulph, was the Lord of the Manor and a knight, who was depicted as being one of the knights responsible for murdering Thomas a Becket, in Canterbury Cathedral on 29th December 1170 AD .
His innocence was proven, but he showed remorse by founding this abbey, and dedicating it to “God, St Mary, St Thomas and the blessed brethren of Premontre”
St Thomas aka St Thomas the Martyr, being Thomas a Beckett, who was canonised by Pope Alexander III, shortly after his death.
The Abbey consisted of the abbey church, cloisters, a chapter house, refectory and dormitories. It was surrounded by woodlands, with streams and fish ponds.
Between 12 and 15 canons belonging to the Premonstratensian order, and and lay brothers resided here. These were ordained priests working in local communities as preachers, teachers and doctors.
By the 1300's the Abbey had acquired vast tracts of land, throughout Hallamshire and Derbyshire. Each acquisition was recorded by the canons in a "Cartulary", which is preserved in the Sheffield City Councils Archive office
The land was used for many enterprises by the canons, including coal mining (Hutcliffe Wood), sheep farming (Strawberry Lee near Totley, and Rivelin), corn milling (River Sheaf) as well as lead smelting and tanning.
Abbey life came to an end on the 4th February 1536, with Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Abbott handed the keys of the abbey to Henrys representatives, who subsequently vandalised the church, before leaving the abbey to fall into ruin (Taking the lead from the roof with them)!
The King then sold the land to the captain of Berwick, Sir Nicholas Strelley in 1537. Through marriage, the abbey passed to the Pegge family , when Edward Pegge married the heiress, Gertrude Strelley in 1648
The tower and chapel were restored in the 1660's by Pegge, (who also built the nearby Beauchief Hall, with stone from the abbey ruins) and can still be seen today, along with the ruins of the cloisters and other buildings.
In 1923, the abbey had a new owner - Mr Frank Crawshaw, who sold most of the land and to Sheffield Corporation, while some was used for housing development.
A large part of the estate is owned by the Abbey and Beauchief Golf Clubs.
He also gifted the Abbey, adjacent cottages, graveyard and Abbey grounds to Sheffield Corporation, with the stipulation that this gift , was "for the Citizens of Sheffield, on condition that Church of England services should continue in the Abbey and that it should not be used for any other purpose".
Beauchief Abbey has Scheduled Monument status.
Sunday Services are held here, or visits can be arranged. (see website for more details)
The Archbishop of York, recently lead a service of rededication and celebration following a programme of restoration.
Perhaps not worth coming from afar, just to see this, when it's closed, but there are plenty of walks nearby, including the Sheffield Round Walk, which passes through the ancient Park Bank Wood.
Guides to Beauchief Abbey can be downloaded from the website.
Address: Beauchief Abbey Lane Sheffield S8 7BD
Directions: M1 J33
Follow signs for Sheffield city centre
At Park Square roundabout follow A61 until it becomes London Rd then Chesterfield Rd
Turn right onto Abbey Lane (B6068). Entrance to abbey on left.
Other Contact: http://www.heritageinspired.org.
Phone: 0114 235 3263
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- Cathedral- 2 Reviews, 10 Photos
- City Hall- 4 Reviews, 12 Photos
- Millennium Square- 2 Reviews, 4 Photos
- Chatsworth House- 2 Reviews, 2 Photos
- Connisboro Castle- 2 Reviews, 2 Photos
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