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Hi ! would there be any information / pictures available of this hospital which from looking at old maps . com was only a small building ! thanks

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Not found any information or photographs,

marked on the old maps as Barnes Green Hospital/Almshoues, on Elliot Lane.

A terrace of five small buildings that once stood here .. Flash Earth

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Not found any information or photographs,

marked on the old maps as Barnes Green Hospital/Almshoues, on Elliot Lane.

A terrace of five small buildings that once stood here .. Flash Earth

Like a fool, I moved that map - which makes me dizzy.

Over the stile and follow the footpath to Green Lane Farm keeping the hedgerow on your right. As the footpath meets the farm lane, cross this and go straight onto some stone steps. Up these steps and onto a stone stile. Over this and uphill to the wood corner. Over the next stone stile and straight on to Elliot Lane where you will turn left. Continue up Elliot Lane passing Barnes Green House and the old hospital on the right. (There is a seat here dedicated to E Wadsworth, Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council 1978/79).

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Hi ! would there be any information / pictures available of this hospital which from looking at old maps . com was only a small building ! thanks

Mentioned here from 1871

Reference and folio RG10/4657 Folio 9 (ask a grown up what to do with that)

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Hi ! would there be any information / pictures available of this hospital which from looking at old maps . com was only a small building ! thanks

Does we have any names to chase please ? 1871 sounds like a good excuse to rummage the 1871 Census.

PM or SheffieldHistory@Gmail.com

(The email is amusing, I get a PM from an adult to say there is an email at SheffieldHistory.)

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(There is a seat here dedicated to E Wadsworth, Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council 1978/79).

Courtesy of Google

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Hi ! would there be any information / pictures available of this hospital which from looking at old maps . com was only a small building ! thanks

In front of some alms houses at Barnes Green near Sheffield is this inscription :-

"Sir Richard Scott by his will appointed his brother, the Rev Doctor Richard Watts, Esqr, to erect this Hospital, which he did in 1639, and endowed it with £30 a year".

There seems to be no reason why a clergyman entitled by birth or inheritance to use coat-armour should not "write himself armigero" with as much propriety as if he were a baronet or nobleman; he would use those titles in addition to Rev.

J EASTWOOD

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Notes and queries - Oxford Journals (1861)

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Barnes Hall Hospital.

This is the oldest of these erections within the parish.

It is situated near the entrance to the grounds of Barnes Hall, and consists of five tenements, the middle one being larger than the rest.

In front of it is the inscription

"Sir Richard Scott by his will appointed his brother the Revd Doctor Richd Watts, Esqr., to erect this Hospital, which he did in 1639, and endowed it with £30 a year"

The family of Watts and descendants held the estate until Dec 31 1823, when it was sold to William Smith, Esq (then of Cowley Manor), a clause being inserted in the conveyance charging him and his heirs for ever with the expense of keeping in repair the said Hospital for six poor persons, and with the payment to them of the said £30 a year half yearly at Whitsuntide and Michaelmas. The owner of Barnes Hall has the sole appointment of the occupants.

William Smith, Esq., above mentioned, died September 5 1849, and left by will £500, which is invested in the 3 per cent Consols, in the joint names of his two sons William Smith and George Walker Smith, the interest to be equally divided in aid of the subsisting charity, known by the name of Barnes Hall Hospital.

Sir Richard Scott, the original benefactor, was the person to whom there is a handsome monument in the chancel of Ecclesfield Church, already described.

He inherited the Barnes Hall Estate from Thomas Scott (or Rotherham), Archbishop of York, who is also entitled to honourable mention, as in some measure a benefactor to the parish, for the Provost of the College which he founded at Rotherham, was to preach in Ecclesfield parish as well as in Rotherham, and the youth of Ecclesfield had the same preference for election into his college as those of Rotherham.

It is curious that the church accounts for 1638-9, the year when the Barnes Hall Hospital was erected, contain numerous entries about an almshouse, but it must have been an entirely different foundation to the above. Most likely it was what is now called a poorhouse, that being the date at which such buildings began to be erected parochially. (1) but the entries referred to make up the whole information on the subject. From them it appears that Thomas Fullilove by three instalments received £6 1s

"for worke done at ye Almshouse".

Thomas Ashton 31s 10d

"for gettinge of stone for ye Almshouse"

Christopher Hill £4 11s for walling, and £4 10s

"for slatinge ye Almshouse, findinge ye slate and bringinge ye same to ye spotte himselfe".

also "

of earnest for walinge vjd" and

"for trying two dayes in ye stone delfe at ye Almshouse ijs". Other entries are :-

Itm paid to a workmen who aduised vs when we let y wallinge of y Almshouse vjd.

For feyinge earth out of y Almshouse iij1 viijd.

For fliue loade of wood leadinge to y Almshouse xjs and for bread & Ale to y draughts ijs.

Charges at y Almshouse rearing in bread and Ale viij vjd.

To James ffoster for nayles, bands & hookes wch were vsed to y Almshouse j j iiijd.

For morter whelynge to y Almshouse vs.

For 3 locks and keyes for y Almshouse ijs.

Charges of daubinge & leuellinge y Almshouse vjs.

For three loads of tymber and 5 loads of morter to y Almshouse iij

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A comprehensive answer; we await the nightshift (i.e. Vox) trumping my answer - there are lots of years to fill in !

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On 14/12/2010 at 15:35, SteveHB said:

Not found any information or photographs,

marked on the old maps as Barnes Green Hospital/Almshoues, on Elliot Lane.

I see that this is a very old post by ex cavator  but just in case anyone is still interested I came across this post card on Ebay. The writer certainly wanted to get her money's worth but does mention the Alms Houses.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302979693930?ul_noapp=truesir_richard_scott_almshouses_barnes_green_grenoside.jpg.0110c8a985ccc9f0925df95664d7e434.jpg

sir_richard_scott_almshouses_barnes_green_grenoside_r.jpg.8c8596ce83291459c1112835b79c9161.jpg

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