DiCamillo Companion
England

Weston Park

  • House & Family History: Following the death of Weston's last private owners, Eliza and Anne Harrison, in the early 1870s, the City of Sheffield purchased the Weston Park Estate for £15,750 (approximately £8 million in 2016 inflation-adjust values using the labour value commodity index). The House opened as a museum in 1875 and was replaced in 1937 by a new museum building.

    House Replaced By: The house was demolished in the 1930s and replaced in 1937 by the current purpose-built museum building.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In the 1870s the former grounds of the House were converted into the first municipal park in Sheffield. In March 2006 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a £2 million grant for the restoration of Weston Park.

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: Eliza and Anne Harrison, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Museum

    Ownership Details: Today Weston Park Museum and public park.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01142-782-600

    Email: info@museums-sheffield.org.uk

    Website: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No