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Andy Fearn

Abbeydale Station Hotel (Beauchief Hotel) 1932-1954

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Does anyone out there have any information on the Sutcliffe family who ran the Abbeydale Station Hotel (Beauchief Hotel) between 1932 and 1954.The family would have been prominent in the Beauchief area during that period.

George & Mary Elizabeth Sutcliffe ran the hotel from 1932 until 1951 when George died. Their son George (Junior) then took it over until 1954. George Jnr. may have had a wife called Marion. But not sure about that one.

George & Mary Elizabeth had a second son - Reginald - Who returned from WW2 and lived at the hotel until 1947 when he moved into a newly built house just across the road from the Beauchief Hotel - No. 150 Abbeydale Road South.

He lived there with his wife Raymonde (believed to be French) from 1947 until 1968.

Any information, memories or photos about any of these members of the Sutcliffe family would be gratefully received as part of my

on-going research.

Oh nearly forgot - they also owned or rented Tyzacks Cottages at No. 183 Abbeydale Road South up until the 1950s. Which I believe is now Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

Thanks for reading my post - I hope someone out there can help.

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I went past the old Beauchief Hotel this afternoon (that project seems to be going on forever) and noticed that the triangular pediment above the front door had been cleaned up - the text "Abbeydale Station" can now be seen, although partly hidden by an old fashioned lamp mounted there. No photo as I was in the car.

In reference to the Sutcliffes:

In January 1919 the licence of the Queen Adelaide on Hermitage Street / Bramall Lane was transferred from Mary Elizabeth Sutcliffe to George Sutcliffe. They took on the Queen Adelaide following their arrival from Shropshire in August 1909 and were there until 1923.


In 1939 George (junior) was treasurer of the Abbeydale (Station Hotel) bowling club - the newspaper article below includes his photograph.


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