Thornseat Lodge was originally built in 1855 as a shooting lodge for William Jessop steel maker. Thomas Jessop was born on 30 January 1804 at the family home in Blast Lane, Sheffield. The house was situated next to William Jessopís works, the company, taking the name of the partners, being known as Mitchell, Raikes and Jessop. With expanding markets in the United States Thomas and his brothers joined the business in 1830 and just two years later the small crucible steelmakers became William Jessop & Sons.
It became a childrenís home in the 1930′s and remained such up until the early 1980′s Since then it has become derelict.
Thornseat lodge was sold in the mid 80′s to a local businessman, Doug Hague who owns it then he is a successful local business man who had a haulage/digger hire firm for many years. he has diversified into land and property over the recent years. he also owns the old waterworks, the old school and house and Wilkin hill centre and numerous other buildings around Bradfield.
The front of the house with the famous herras fencing.
Remains of the kitchen with supports.
The floors have more holes than the immigration system.
just needs a spot of paint.
The cellar i didnt venture down as i like living and would require masks and hard hats for safety
Another staircase into the cellar yet again i didnt venture down.
The only remaining fireplace.