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Bishops' House is the best surviving example of a timber framed house in Sheffield. Located at the top of Meersbrook Park, it was once a farm surrounded by fields.
The house stands on land given to the John de Blythe by William Chaworth in 1377. Bishop's House was built at the end of the fifteenth Century, it is known as Bishops' House because it was said to have been built for two brothers, John and Geoffrey Blythe, both of whom became Bishops. There is, however, no evidence that they ever lived in this house, the first known resident was William Blythe, a farmer and scythe manufacturer, who occupied the house in 1627.
In 1886 ownership of the house passed to the Sheffield City Council. It is a Grade II listed building and has been open as a museum since 1976. It features exhibitions on life in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with two rooms decorated in Jacobean Style.
The building is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 4pm.