Carbrook Hall c. 1819
Carbrook Hall c. 1819
Carbrook Hall in 2013
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] Most of the building was demolished in the 19th century, what survives is a Grade II listed stone wing that was added c. 1620.[3] It is currently occupied by Starbucks having previously been used as a public house. Planning permission was granted in November 2018 to turn the building into a Starbucks drive-thru and coffeehouse.[4][2] In 2019 Starbucks opened a Drive Through Coffee House which maintains all the original features including the plaster mouldings and wood panelling. It is reputed to be haunted with a number of doors opening on their own.[4]

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References

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Carbrook Hall Public House (1246476)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 January 2006.
  2. ^ a b Website of Carbrook Hall Public House Archived 28 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Harman, R. & Minnis, J. (2004) Pevsner City Guides: Sheffield, pp202–203. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10585-1
  4. ^ a b "Stabucks to open cafe and drive-thru at 'haunted' Sheffield pub after plans approved". The Star. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

Coordinates: 53°24′20″N 1°25′0″W / 53.40556°N 1.41667°W / 53.40556; -1.41667