You can trace the story of Sheffield Manor Lodge back to its beginnings as a medieval hunting lodge. It then became an imposing Tudor manor house, developed by Bess of Hardwick and her husband, the Duke of Norfolk, into a comfortable prison for one of history’s most infamous characters, Mary Queen of Scots.
The story then sees Sheffield Manor Lodge fall from grace. From a grand manor house with royal associations the lodge sank into a period of industrial use. The ruins were first used for