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Report - Firbeck Hall - Rotherham - Feb 2013

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Camera Shy, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Popped in here a while back after Clipstone Colliery - Visited with Host and a non member.

    Derpbeck hall as it should be known promises much from the outside, despite the fact i like a bit of decay this however fails to deliver internally, decay yeah and plenty of it but not much else.
    The pool and gym were locked up, but tbh we didn't make that much effort as it was getting late

    Brief history (From Muttley's report)

    Built in 1594 by William West, author of a legal textbook called "Symbolaeographia."
    bought by Henry Gally in the late 18th-century. His son, Henry Gally-Knight, in 1820, substantially remodelled and extended Firbeck in the Elizabethan style we see today.
    badly damaged by fire in 1924
    sold in 1934 to businessman Cyril Nicholson who invested £80,000 (approx £4m – 2008 values) modernising the house to create a country club that was frequented by the prince of Wales and Amy Johnson
    the Hall became an annexe to Sheffield Royal Infirmary during the war.
    purchased by the Miners’ Welfare Commission in 1945 as a Miners’ Rehabilitation Centre, closing in 1991.
    Jason Cooper of Doncaster purchased Firbeck Hall and its 45 acres (180,000 m2) of grounds on 6 July 2010. Cooper has a history of restoring Country Homes in the Yorkshire area. Good luck to him, he's going to need it (and pots of money!)











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