Historic Sheffield property to rent

One hidden gem, often overlooked by visitors due to its location on the outskirts of the city center in the Broomhall area, is The Mount. This remarkable property features an impressive neo-classical facade, inspired by the renowned Crescent in Bath and London's Regent Park.

Sheffield boasts a variety of various historic property to rent that showcase its fascinating history and contribute to the city’s stunning streetscapes. Notable examples include the iconic Town Hall. Alongside the 15th-century timber-framed Queen’s Head Pub, and the Victorian-style Firth Court. One hidden gem, often overlooked by visitors due to its location on the outskirts of the city centre in the Broomhill area, is The Mount. This remarkable property features an impressive neo-classical facade, inspired by the renowned Crescent in Bath and London’s Regent Park.

The current owners are actively investing in restoring The Mount from office space to its original purpose as a residential property. It holds significant importance as a landmark within the Broomhill Conservation Area and visually connects with other important heritage assets in the Porter Valley landscape. These assets include the King Edward VII School, the glasshouses of the Botanical Gardens, and the Chapel of the General Cemetery across the valley. These elements were intentionally erected in close proximity to create a classical landscape.

Thornsett Properties are now in the process of transforming this historic Sheffield property into a rental opportunity, preserving its rich heritage for future residents to enjoy.

Flocktons Mount

Local architect William Flockton constructed The Mount between 1830 and 1832, holding an intriguing history. It earned the nickname “Flockton’s Folly” due to its perceived distance from the town center, raising doubts about its appeal. Flockton intentionally followed architectural trends popularized by Bath’s Royal Crescent and London’s Regent’s Park, creating a building resembling a country mansion with multiple separate dwellings within.

The Mount comprised eight apartments known as “genteel dwellings,” numbered from 2 to 16 along Newbold Lane towards Glossop Road. Flockton had great confidence in its quality and location, describing it as a “handsome Ionic edifice” surpassing surrounding buildings in Sheffield. The advantageous south-facing views overlooking Porter Valley made it a sought-after residential address for Sheffield’s upper social strata. The Mount’s success bolstered Flockton’s reputation, leading to the use of its design as the foundation for Wesley College nearby on Glossop Road in 1838.

Once home to the renowned 19th-century poet James Montgomery, the mount’s 8 original apartments were home to some of the city’s most prominent businessmen. This is not the only property we have with literary connections.

Purchase by John Walsh Ltd.

Initially purchased to house employees of the JT Walsh Ltd Department store, Tragedy hit in 1940 when their outlet was destroyed during the Sheffield blitz. The mount then became a temporary retail outlet for them until they could relocate back into the city center after the war.

Conversion to an office

In 1958 the building was sold to the United Steel Company which converted it into offices, It passed through many other companies such as British Steel to Norwich Union which became Aviva, On the journey a new adjoining building was added to the rear of the property adding extra office space.

Finally, after many years of functioning as an office, Thornsett Properties are refurbishing this architecturally stunning classical period building back into high-quality residential apartments for professionals looking to rent in Sheffield.

Historic Sheffield property to rent

Thornsett Properties are actively working on transforming The Mount into one, two, and three-bed flats for rent within the next two years. We will stunningly refurbish the flats to meet our high standards while retaining the original features and modernising the interiors. The proposed development has already received approval for 55 flats. Our extensive project aims to provide a variety of studio, one, two, and three-bed flats with a dedicated concierge service. Thornsett Properties will directly manage all units, ensuring exclusive availability through our company. With any repairs or works carried out by our specialist in-house maintenance team. Stay updated on our progress as we actively bring this exciting vision to life. Regularly check our website for the latest updates regarding the availability of these outstanding flats. Watch our Property manager James give an overview of the property during an interview with the Sheffield Star

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Converting the building into residential use will take time. We are focused on fitting out all apartments to modern standards while preserving original features. Stay updated on the progress by regularly visiting our website for information on when the apartments will be ready.

About Broomhill

Broomhill, located in the vibrant city of Sheffield, is a diverse and culturally rich neighbourhood that exudes a unique charm and character. Situated just west of the city centre, Broomhill is a melting pot of different cultures, making it an exciting and vibrant place to live or visit. One of the defining features of Broomhill is its close proximity to the esteemed University of Sheffield, which infuses the area with a youthful and dynamic energy. The neighbourhood boasts a bustling student population, contributing to a lively atmosphere and a range of eclectic cafes, bars, and shops catering to diverse tastes. Broomhill is also known for its stunning Victorian and Edwardian architecture, with beautiful terraced houses lining its streets.

These historic buildings give the area a sense of heritage and character, providing a picturesque backdrop for residents and visitors alike. In terms of amenities, Broomhill offers a wealth of options. The neighbourhood is home to a variety of independent stores, supermarkets, and local businesses, ensuring that residents have everything they need within easy reach. Additionally, the nearby city centre provides an array of entertainment options, including theatres, galleries, and a vibrant nightlife scene. For those seeking green spaces and outdoor activities, Broomhill is conveniently located near the picturesque Weston Park, offering a tranquil retreat from the urban hustle and bustle. Overall, Broomhill is a vibrant and culturally diverse neighbourhood that seamlessly blends history, modernity, and community spirit. With its central location, diverse amenities, and unique character, it is no wonder that Broomhill is a sought-after place to live or explore in Sheffield.

Read More

Sheffield Star Article

The Mount Sheffield (Wikipedia)

The Mount – Flockton’s Folly is about to go full circle

About Thornsett Properties

Thornsett Properties has been renovating Historic Sheffield property to rent since 1985. Our properties are designed to fit your budget while searching for accommodation as a young professional. Thornsett Properties are property owners, not agents, which means that we manage all our properties ourselves and are not dependent on third parties. Our goal is to help you succeed in our accommodation in Sheffield.


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