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Tea Gardens Pub In Grimesthorpe Rd Sheffield

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Bit more useless info the pub was built on the site of a tea garden and named after it

but do not know when, anyone any idea.

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The Tea Gardens was at 88/90 Grimesthorpe Road, but in the mid 1800s this was known as Occupation road. Looking at Google, the Tea Gardens is now derelict:

An advert appeared in the Independent on November 4th 1837:

“There is now exhibiting at the Tea Garden, Occupation road, a large pumpkin weighing 7 stones and measuring 5 feet 5 inches in circumference”

On February 9th 1839 the Independent reported a robbery at the Tea-Gardens Cottage, Occupation road. The land-lady’s daughter caught one of the robbers under a bed. The land-lady was not named.

On January 23 1847, Charles Palfreyman, of the Gardeners Arms, Occupation road, was giving evidence to an inquest on the victim of a robbery.

An advert was published in the Independent on April 10th 1852:

“Samuel Stones formerly of the Blue Bell Inn, Jehu Lane begs leave to inform his Friends and the Public that he will RE-OPEN the TEA-GARDENS, Occupation road, on EASTER MONDAY, established by Mr.Charles Palfreyman, the late occupier, known by the Sign of “THE GARDENERS’ARMS””

It was successful, as he advertised on March 19th 1853, thanking the public for its support and “nb the Gardens will open for the season on Easter Sunday, admission free”. The OS map of 1853 shows the layout of the gardens, with the public house named at the Gardeners Arms, directly opposite the main entrance and weighing machine of the Occupation road Colliery.

Samuel Stones was still there in March 1854 when he was in receipt of some bad half-crowns. In June 1855 Mr Stones advertised the Tea-Gardens to be let, unsuccessfully, as in July 1855 he advertised “ The Tea Gardens, Occupation road, has a splendid show of White Lillies – Samuel Stones, Free Admission”

On February 16th 1856 a break in was reported at the Gardeners Arms, kept by Mr. Samuel Stones.

Adverts to let the premises appeared on October 18th 1856 and February 14th 1857 without success. Samuel was not deterred and continued to invest in the business, as on May 26th 1860 he advertised:

“Gardeners Arms, Occupation road, Samuel Stones informs the Public he has OPENED his RIFLE GROUND; also made more shelter from Wet. Monkeys for sale. By civility and good Article, he hopes to have a share of the Public Support”

On April 6th 1861 an advert appeared:

“To let the old-established HOUSE and TEA-GARDENS, Occupation road Apply to Mr Wm Bradley, Brewery or Mr Samuel Stones, the Occupier”

Samuel died, still in possession of the Tea Gardens on February 11th 1863 aged 64 after a long illness. On May 16th 1863 the licence was transferred to his widow, Phoebe Stones.

The OS map of 1890 shows the pub having incorporated an old name - now shown as the Tea Garden Cottage Hotel. The gardens to the rear had been built over by this time.

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I knew it was The Gardeners Arms before The Tea Gardens but didn't have any dates. So your question and resulting find pushed it back from 1850 to 1837 - which is a magnificent result.

Thank you.

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Confirmation that he is in the 1860 Trade Directory.

Gardeners' Arms, Samuel Stones, Occupation Road

On February 16th 1856 a break in was reported at the Gardeners Arms, kept by Mr. Samuel Stones.

Adverts to let the premises appeared on October 18th 1856 and February 14th 1857 without success. Samuel was not deterred and continued to invest in the business, as on May 26th 1860 he advertised:

“Gardeners Arms, Occupation road, Samuel Stones informs the Public he has OPENED his RIFLE GROUND; also made more shelter from Wet. Monkeys for sale. By civility and good Article, he hopes to have a share of the Public Support”

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Samuel Stones Born Sheffield 1799.

1851 Census Serving as a Police Officer in Linton Cambridgeshire.

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Hi

I can add to your history of the Tea Garden Hotel from 1890 to 1900.

My Great Grandfather - William Sutcliffe took the Tea Garden over in December 1890. He would remain there for the next 10 years.

He moved to the pub from Burnley in Lancashire with his first wife Annie - who by all accounts was an "Alchy". She was apparently a drunk, was often called "An Intemperate" whilst working in the pub and she could be violent and abusive.

Whilst he was away from Sheffield in September 1892, she had an alleged affair with a soft drinks salesman called Charles Gillott who provided the pub with aerated waters. He also frequented the pub as a customer because he lived locally.

William filed a divorce petition against her and Charles Gillott in 1893 for adultery. Although he didn't win his petition through lack of evidence there was to be no reconciliation and he threw her out.

He ran the pub with staff after 1893 until he married his second wife also called Annie in 1898. On 25th September 1898 my grandfather - Charles William Sutcliffe was born - upstairs at the Tea Garden. The family kept the pub until 1900, when they left to take over the

12 O'clock Inn, at the junction of Savile Street and Attercliffe Road.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Andy Fearn

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Thank you for your information Andy, we have William Sutcliffe down from 1893 at the

Tea Garden's so we will update that to 1890.

An interesting story carry on the good work.

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My comments on the Tea Gardens were based on my data only, I didn't get around to checking the A-Z !

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Oh, good grief.

1856 Gardeners Arms (see Edmund post above)

Saracens Head, 88-90 Grimesthorpe Road, Thomas Usherwood (1879), John Thomas (1881) and Alfred Atkinson (1883)

Tea Garden Cottage Hotel in 1893-4 & 1895-6

then the Terrace Hotel which according to this P.S. entry was held by William Sutcliffe from 1898 until 1974 !!!

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