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The Turret House

Hob Uid: 1397685
Location :
Sheffield
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK3748986479
Summary : The Turret House was erected circa 1574, possibly as a gatehouse and hunting lodge to the Manor House. It was restored in 1873 and again in the late 20th century. The building is constructed from coursed rubble with ashlar dressings and a lead roof. There are two triple side wall stacks with lozenge-shaped shafts and copings. At the north-east corner there is a round stair turret with lead dome and finial. The ground and first floor rooms have brick lined fireplaces with chamfered stone surrounds. The first-floor south room has a strapwork plaster ceiling whilst the second floor south room has a Tudor arched fireplace and overmantel with a coat of arms flanked by single columns. It was originally though that Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here on a number of occasions. A love affair between the doomed royal and the Earl of Shrewsbury was the reason for the incarceration, according to her persecutor and cousin, Queen Elizabeth 1. When the interior was updated by the Victorians many of their changes reflected this belief. Stained glass windows bear references to Mary whilst the plasterwork ceiling depicts two women's heads and a marigold, representing Mary, Elizabeth and the imprisonment. However, it is now thought that Mary was held in the Manor House.
More information :

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Sheffield, 12-DEC-1995
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 784-1

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built circa 1574
Monument End Date : 1584
Monument Start Date : 1564
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Hunting Lodge
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored 1873
Monument End Date : 1873
Monument Start Date : 1873
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Hunting Lodge
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Restored late C20
Monument End Date : 1999
Monument Start Date : 1967
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Hunting Lodge
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 455553
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 111800
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 38 NE 371
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT MANOR LODGE
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31