Jump to content

Sir Reresby Sitwell Bt


Recommended Posts

dunsbyowl1867

There was a thread about the Sitwells on here just last week!

Its almost Sheffield ;-) and he was a recipient of an honorary degree from Sheffield University

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries...Sitwell-Bt.html

Interesting article from the Daily Mail 2007

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-...centricity.html

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Gramps

There was a thread about the Sitwells on here just last week!

Its almost Sheffield ;-) and he was a recipient of an honorary degree from Sheffield University

The old Sitwells died out mid-18th. century. Francis Hurt of Holdworth in Bradfield changed his name to Sitwell to inherit his uncle's estate at Renishaw. It was Francis Hurt who built the house known as Mount Pleasant in Highfields about 1777. He used it as a 'town house' until 1794. I believe there was a Sitwell road close to the house when the area was built up.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest plain talker

The old Sitwells died out mid-18th. century. Francis Hurt of Holdworth in Bradfield changed his name to Sitwell to inherit his uncle's estate at Renishaw. It was Francis Hurt who built the house known as Mount Pleasant in Highfields about 1777. He used it as a 'town house' until 1794. I believe there was a Sitwell road close to the house when the area was built up.

Part of the old Sitwell Road still exists, just a short stretch either side of the grounds of the new Sharrow School, built beside Mount Pleasant Park. There is also a "Sitwell Place" just around the corner.

http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=Sitwell+R...20England,%20S7

there are minor errors, this map shows the Sharrow Lane end as being quite long, when in fact it's the drive to the school, now.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...