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EPIP industrial heritage programme

Grenoside Reading Room Heritage Board

In 2012 the Industrial Heritage Support Programme funded the creation of a new industrial heritage interpretation panel for the Grenoside Reading Room. The project was undertaken by the Grenoside Reading Room Trust as part of a wider conservation project (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) to restore the Reading Room, an important late eighteenth century school building in Grenoside Village (North Sheffield).

The Reading Room was built as a school between 1789 and 1791 and was partly funded through the profits of industry in the local area. Many of the early trustees were local industrialists, including members of the Walker, Ashton and Tingle families. These families played an significant role in the development of Grenoside's important iron and steel industries and between them owned a number of furnaces and metal working sites in the village.


Grenoside Reading Room (after the conservation work) and the new panel in situ (June 2013)

The panel was designed by InHeritage and included contributions from members of the Grenoside History Group, Grenoside Conservation Group and the Grenoside Reading Room Trust.

For more information about the Reading Room Project please visit the Reading Room Trust website (click here).

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