RefNoLD2235
Alternative Reference numberLD2235-2257
TitleSheffield Club
AdminHistoryThe Sheffield Club was a gentleman's club formed in 1844, on similar lines to the principal London clubs, and included amongst its members many of the leading nobility and gentlemen in the Sheffield town and neighbourhood. The Earl of Wharncliffe acted as chairman. A grand clubhouse, designed by M.E. Hadfield, was erected at the corner of Norfolk Street and Mulberry Street in 1862, at a cost of £7,000, raised in shares. It was extended in 1902-1904 to designs by H.I. Potter. The clubhouse comprised coffee, reading, billiard, private dining, smoking and morning rooms.

In Oct 1964 new club premises were opened in George Street, and the Norfolk Street building was later demolished. The Sheffield Club moved from George Street in 1983, later occupying part of the Cutlers' Hall on Church Street.

See: David M. Higgins, From a village to a city: a celebration of 150 years of the Sheffield Club, 1993 (Sheffield Local Studies Library: 367 S).
DescriptionCommittee minutes, 1844 - 1955 (LD2235/1)
Agendas for Committee meetings, 1921 - 1938 (LD2235/2)
House Committee minutes, 1939 - 1964 (LD2235/3)
Reports, resolutions and lists of members, 1845 - 1930 (LD2235/4)
Club Ball Committee - minutes and letter books, 1896 - 1930 (LD2235/5)
Membership records, 1873 - 1967 (LD2235/6)
Finance records, 1863 - 1956 (LD2235/7)
Legal and property records, 1759 - 1943 (LD2235/8)
Insurance policies, 1874 - 1907 (LD2235/9)
Inventories, 1866 - 1941 (LD2235/10)
Staff records, 1871 - 1895 (LD2235/11)
Printed and miscellaneous items, 1880 - 1962 (LD2235/12)
Date1759 - 1967
Extent58 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialSheffield City Archives
Lunch menu signed by Sheffield Club members and guests of Rowland Walker, 3 Jul 1998 (MD8161).

Sheffield Local Studies Library
David M. Higgins, From a village to a city: a celebration of 150 years of the Sheffield Club (book celebrating 150th anniversary of the Sheffield Club, 1843-1993), 1993 (367 S).

Rules of the Sheffield Club, 1970, 1979, 1986 (PAMP 1055 S; PAMP 1056 S; PAMP 1057 S).
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