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Queen's Tower (Sheffield)

Entrance to Queen's Tower. The main house is to the right, the former stable block to the left.

Queen's Tower is a house in Sheffield, lying on East Bank Road in the Norfolk Park area of the city. It was designed by Woodhead & Hurst for Samuel Roberts, a local cutler, as a tribute to Mary, Queen of Scots, and completed in 1839.[1]

The two-storey building is in a Tudor style, with battlements and several turrets. Its grounds were designed by Robert Marnock and incorporated walls and a window from Manor Lodge, where Mary had been imprisoned.[1]

On completion, Roberts gave the Tower to his son as a wedding present. He enlarged the structure in the 1860s.[1] His descendants, who lived in the Tower for several generations, included Samuel Roberts, the Member of Parliament for Sheffield Ecclesall, and his son, also Samuel Roberts, and also a politician.[2]

The Tower was converted to flats in 2004.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Ruth Harman and John Minnis, Pevsner Architectural Guides: Sheffield
  2. ^ Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British MPs: Volume III, 1919-1945

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