Old Queen's Head
|Old Queen's Head|
West front of the Old Queen's Head
Location in Sheffield
|Former names||The Hall at the Ponds|
|Architectural style||Vernacular Tudor|
|Location||Sheffield, South Yorkshire|
|Address||40 Pond Street, S1 2BG|
|Town or city||Sheffield|
|Designations||Grade II* listed|
|The Old Queens Head|
The Old Queen's Head is a pub at 14 Pond Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is a 15th-century timber framed building and the oldest surviving domestic building in Sheffield. It is now Grade II* listed.
Although the Old Queens Head was built c. 1475, the earliest known written record of the building is in a 1582 inventory of the estate of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury that included the furnishings of this building, which was then called "The hawle at the Poandes" or "Hall i' th' Ponds".
As a part of the Earl's estate, the building may have been a banqueting hall for parties hunting wildfowl in the nearby ponds. These ponds, which formed in the area where the Porter Brook meets the River Sheaf, are now gone, but gave rise to the local names Pond Street, Pond Hill (formerly Pond Well Hill) and Ponds Forge.
By the beginning of the 19th century the building was being used as a house. In 1840 a pub called the Old Queen's Head was opened in the building next door. Sometime after 1862 the pub expanded into the former Hall i' th' Ponds. Late in the 19th century, alterations and additions were made to the rear of the building.
The Queen in the pub's current name is likely to refer to Mary, Queen of Scots, who was imprisoned in Sheffield from 1570 to 1584.
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