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The original St Elisabeths was on a triangular piece of land bound by Queens Rd,Duchess Rd and Farm Rd.

The building itself was almost on the exact spot as the old Heartbeat night club. Its on the 1892 to 1914 25 inch OS map.

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As a 16year old apprentice plumber I worked for Thomas Wilkinson.

We did a big renovation job at St Elizabeths (known as the little sisters of the poor)

 

I almost burned the place down when the safety valve on my petrol blowlamp sent a stream of petrol around the room and set on fire. happy Days.

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Picture Sheffield states it is located at Heeley Bank Road I live on St Elizabeth Close since 2011 I have been told that there is a Ghost haunting the estate a great story if true.

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The original St Elisabeths was on a triangular piece of land bound by Queens Rd,Duchess Rd and Farm Rd.

The building itself was almost on the exact spot as the old Heartbeat night club. Its on the 1892 to 1914 25 inch OS map.

 

Correct.

I think it was the convent that was on Heeley Bank Road which I remember as a large red brick building with railings around the perimeter.

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The building was split into three areas. The area nearest the bottm of the road was for elderly men. The top area of the building was for the elderly women and in the middle was the convent. In effect it was an old peoples home. The sisters cared for the reidents and they were well looked after from what I saw.

The sisieter used to get funds by having a flag day once a year in town. They would sell small paper lapel badges which had the picture of a horse drawn carriage on them. The only down side i observed was the fact that the building always smelled of boiled cabbage.

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According to 1905 map St Elizabeth home was at Duchess Road in 1907 it was rebuilt off Heeley Bank Road, the site at Duchess Road then became a dispensary.

 

On the site in 70s 80s Duchess Road skating rink, today casino, roller skating building.

 

Heeley Bank Road site knocked in 1985 SYHA built their Supported Housing St Elizabeth Close in 1986. I have lived there since 2011 I hope this clarifies things.

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Picture Sheffield photos of St Elizabeth Home are at Heeley Bank Road, not at Duchess Road.

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I have looked on an old map and it shows a chapel at the back of St Elizabeth home was there a cemetery as well?

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9 hours ago, iangwhatton said:

I have looked on an old map and it shows a chapel at the back of St Elizabeth home was there a cemetery as well?

The Catholic chapel was incorporated in the main building, no there was no cemetery.

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Was there a Well in the grounds of St Elizabeth Home?

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On 08/03/2019 at 10:23, iangwhatton said:

Was there a Well in the grounds of St Elizabeth Home?

I believe there was well situated just outside the main door(s) into the building,  think it can be seen on some of the old photos, but recalling what others have said it was an ornamental well that was placed  for visitors to make donations to the trust, bit like a wishing well.
I am in no way stating that there was never a real functioning well within the grounds, but I have not seen any marked on any of the old maps I have access to.

 

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