Monnybrook House – A piece of history

11:46 am | Blog | 30th June, 2015

A hidden gem on the fringe of the Peak District moorlands….

Nestling in two acres of grounds on the edge of the Peak District National Park is a unique, detached home steeped in history. From the time the White Canons of Beauchief Abbey used the Moss Lane track to reach their sheep grange at Strawberry Lee to the twentieth century when this lovely home was leased as an Officer’s Mess for the York and Lancaster Regiment this property has seen over one hundred and fifty years of Sheffield history.

The main building was erected in approximately 1872 and linked together with the original barn some thirty three years later to form what is now a highly desirable home in one of Sheffield’s most sought after locations. In the early years the property was used as a working farm with grazing land and more recently in 1901 was leased by the army and used as the officer’s mess.

Whilst used by the army the house hosted an array of different events including the festivities for the coronation of King Edward VIII. Eight hundred guests were given dinner and then let loose on the nearby shooting range. Cricket matches and athletic sports followed with the day ending with a fireworks display.

 In 1907 the then Secretary of State for War, Mr Richard Haldane, was pictured leaving the front door of the Monnybrook House (the officer’s quarters) after carrying out an inspection of the Range.

Another highlight was the annual camp of the ‘Hallamshires’ at the Rifle Range, which took place in ‘strawberry picking season’. The troops used to march up Penny Lane in full kit and the stores would come up on horse drawn gun limbers. The highlight of this week was the strawberry tea for officers and their guests held in marquees on the lawn of the Officer’s Quarters (later called Monnybrook House) with the army band in attendance.

Now, the property is a substantial family home boasting six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a beautiful kitchen and living area, swimming pool and sizeable grounds.

We, at Crucible Sales & Lettings, are proud to be presenting a home to the market that has such a strong connection with our Sheffield heritage. We would be happy to schedule a viewing for anyone considering making this house their home and begin the next chapter in its history.

 

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