Tour Sheffield's 500-year-old hidden gem

Bishops' House is the best surviving and most charming example of a timber framed house in Sheffield.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 9:49 pm
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 9:49 pm

Located at the top of Meersbrook Park, it was once a farm surrounded by fields.

The house was built in the 16th century, around the time two members of the Blythe family became Bishops, hence the name, but their historical connection with the house is unconfirmed.

In 1886 ownership passed to the Sheffield City Council and various recreation department employees lived in the house until 1974. It is a Grade II* listed building and has been open as a museum since 1976.

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Bishops' House in Sheffield

In April 2011 a voluntary organisation, Friends of Bishops' House, took over management of public opening of the house on behalf of Sheffield City Council who have continued to maintain the building.

It is open to the public each Saturday and Sunday, from 10am until 4pm.