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Sheffield Manor Lodge (The Turret House and Discovery Centre)

389 Manor Lane, Sheffield, S2 1UL

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COVID-19 Information

  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 96cm and 78cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This site falls into two distinct parts:.
    • 1) The turrets, ruins and the Discovery Centre.
    • 2) Rhubarb Shed Cafe and Manor Oaks House Wedding Venue.

Opening Times (Discovery Centre)

  • Comments View
    • The Turret House is open only to accompanied groups via the Discovery Centre or by private arrangement for weddings.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (The Turret House and Discovery Centre)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 720cm (9ft 10in x 23ft 7in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Discovery Centre Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 64m (69yd 2ft) from the Discovery Centre Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible spaces are on tarmac but the rest of the car park and the paths are compacted gravel.
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the top car park off Manor Road.
    • The surface of this car park is grass and gravel.
    • This car park is over 1000m from the Discovery Centre Entrance.

Outside Access (Discovery Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 114cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the building.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Reception (Discovery Centre - Reception - Gift Shop)

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Discovery Centre Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Discovery Centre)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • A range of art and craft activities are available to visitors to complement the displays about the Tudor history of the house and area.
    • Photograph 7 shows the wheelchair available to borrow whilst on the site.

Accessible Toilet (Discovery Centre)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Discovery Centre Entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 270cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, general domestic waste and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in this cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Discovery Centre)

Outside Access (Discovery Centre - Exit / Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Discovery Centre.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the exit.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 7cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the Tudor Ruins and the Turret House.
    • Photographs 4, 5 and 6 show two exits / entrances to the left.
    • These doors are single, slide open and may be difficult to open.
    • These doors are 95cm wide with a 12cm clearly marked step without handrails immediately beyond the exit / entrance.

Tudor Ruins

  • The grounds surrounding the Discovery Centre and the Turret House contain many ruined sections of the Sheffield Manor Lodge, including the Long Gallery, a Cellar and a Herb Garden.
  • There is fixed bench picnic seating in this area.

Outside Access (The Turret House)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The Turret House is a Tudor Building and is open only for guided groups or wedding parties.
    • Access to the House is through the Discovery Centre, across the grassed area (no pathways) and either down a flight of steps or grassed sloped areas.
    • There are steps or thresholds in all doorways and some doorways are restricted in height (170cm).
    • With assistance it is possible for wheelchair and mobility aid users to access the House.

Level Change (Path to The Turret House)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located along the route to the Turret House.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the route to The Turret House.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Inside Access (Turret House)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The Turret House is on three floors.
    • Weddings are celebrated in either the ground or second floor rooms.
    • All doorways are low (170cm) and most have stone thresholds or steps.
    • The stairway to the upper floors is a spiral stone staircase, 50cm wide with deep steps.

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the grass areas around the grounds.