Pictures show Sheffield's historic Farfield Inn has deteriorated in a few short years

These pictures of a 268-year-old Sheffield pub show just how much the Georgian building had deteriorated in a few short years.

Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 7:20 am

The Farfield Inn on Neepsend Lane, Neepsend was built in 1753 as a residence for an officer of the nearby Hillsborough Barracks and was then called Farfield House.

The building was converted into a pub in the late 19th century and survived the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 but was hit badly by the floods of June 2007.

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A Google Maps image of the Farfield Inn, Neepsend in June 2008

It had fallen into a state of repair in recent years but a planning application submitted to the city council which was rejected this March spoke of refurbishing the ground floor as a pub, reinstating six flats on the first and second floors and creating a two-storey building with workshops.

ABA Architecture and Interiors aimed to repair and restore the remaining original features. At present no appeal has been lodged against the plan’s refusal.

This Google Maps image from August last year shows a marked deterioration of the building