Sheffield Manor, about 1830
Date Made/Found: circa 1830
Material and Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: Overall: 278 x 350 x 38mm
Sight size: 168 x 245mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: K1934.21
This portrait of Sheffield Manor was painted in about 1830 and shows the building in a more complete state than it is today. In its heyday it was one of the greatest Tudor mansions in northern England. It was orginally built by the 4th Earl of Shrewsbury around 1514 as a hunting lodge. The buildings were later extended to be a grand dwelling house for George Talbot, the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife, Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here and at Sheffield Castle from 1570 to 1584 by order of Queen Elizabeth I.
The remains of the building are located on Manor Lane and are open to the public, alongside the Discovery Centre which opened in 2010.
Weston Park Museum