Carbrook Hall c. 1819
Carbrook Hall in 2013

Carbrook Hall is a historic house in Sheffield, England. Located in the Carbrook district of the city, the original building was owned by the Blunt family from 1176.[1] This was rebuilt in 1462, and was bought by Thomas Bright (Lord of the manor of Ecclesall) in the late 16th century.[2] His descendant, John Bright, was an active Parliamentarian during the English Civil War, and the building was used as a Roundhead meeting place during the siege of Sheffield Castle.[1] The Bright family continued to play a prominent role in Sheffield, however, by the end of the eighteenth century the gentry line had died out. Writing in 1819 Joseph Hunter, a minister and antiquarian from Sheffield wrote "the hall at Carbrook...has been deserted by its owners for more than a century but still retains traces of its former consequence".[3]

Most of the building was demolished in the 19th century, what survives is a Grade II* listed stone wing that was added c. 1620.[4]

In recent times, the building served as a public house. Planning permission was granted in November 2018 to turn the building into a Starbucks drive-thru and coffeehouse.[2][5] The original features of the building, such as plaster mouldings and wood panelling, were retained.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Carbrook Hall Public House (1246476)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 January 2006.
  2. ^ a b "The History". Carbrook Hall Public House. Archived from the original on 16 August 2007.
  3. ^ Hunter, Joseph (1819). Hallamshire: The History and topography of the parish of Sheffield in the County of Yorkshire. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding Mayor and Jones. p. 251.
  4. ^ Harman, R.; Minnis, J. (2004). Pevsner City Guides: Sheffield. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. pp. 202–203. ISBN 0-300-10585-1.
  5. ^ a b "Stabucks to open cafe and drive-thru at 'haunted' Sheffield pub after plans approved". The Star. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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