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Queens Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Park and Arbourthorne, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3682 / 53°22'5"N

Longitude: -1.4572 / 1°27'25"W

OS Eastings: 436214

OS Northings: 385841

OS Grid: SK362858

Mapcode National: GBR 9LQ.4D

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.LL9Q

Plus Code: 9C5W9G9V+74

Entry Name: Queens Tower

Listing Date: 28 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455894

Location: Sheffield, S2

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Park and Arbourthorne

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul and St Leonard, Arbourthorne and Norfolk Park

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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784-1/6/575 (South side (off))
28/06/73 Queen's Tower


House. 1839. For Samuel Roberts. Enlarged 1855 for the Duke of
Norfolk. Ashlar with slate roofs. Crenellated Gothic style.
Square plan with attached ornamental gateway and octagonal
turret and corner tower.
EXTERIOR: moulded and chamfered plinth, string courses,
crenellated parapets. Lancet windows, mainly with transoms.
2 storeys; 3 window range. South entrance front has a 2-light
and a 4-light window and a canted crenellated porch with a 4
centred arched doorway under flat hood with Latin inscription
and curved brackets. Porch has traceried vault and walls. To
left, a recessed bay with a single blocked window and below, a
square crenellated projection.
North front has in the centre a 3-light window above and a
4-light one below. To left, a machicolated stair turret, 3
stages. To its left, an elliptical arched gateway with
octagonal flanking turrets with ogee domes and finials. Above
the gateway, a 7-light traceried panel under a square
shouldered gable. On either side, a link wall with a niche
above and a blank window below. To left, a single stage
machicolated octagonal turret. To right, a 3 stage octagonal
tower with machicolations and an external octagonal side wall
stack. Third stage has a 2-light window. West front has to
left a face of this tower with a canted crenellated bay window
with three 3-light windows. Above, a French window and above
again, a 3-light window. In the centre, a 4-light window and
below, a canted crenellated 3-light bay window. To right, a
square projection with double octagonal side wall stack.
Smaller canted 2-storey bay window with single lights above
and cusped lancets below, with traceried panels over them.
East side has plain parapet, triple side wall stack, and a
2-light and a 3-light window on each floor.
INTERIOR is reputed to contain a curved stone stair and late
C19 decoration.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Samuel Roberts Snr. was a silver plate
manufacturer and incidentally an antiquarian, and an
enthusiast for Mary Queen of Scots. This may well account for
the building's name and style. His son, Samuel Jnr., occupied
the house 1839-1887.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: The West
Riding: London: 1967-: 467; Researches by G Hague, Sheffield
City Council).

Listing NGR: SK3622785880

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