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Beauchief Abbey

Beauchief Abbey Lane, Sheffield, S8 7BD

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  • The original Abbey church was much larger than the part which remains today.
  • The Abbey was founded in 1183 and at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536 began to fall into decay and some parts of the ruins can be seen in the churchyard.
  • The Pegge family built a chapel in the nave, which is what we see today, in about 1671.
  • The Abbey was eventually given to Sheffield City Council in 1931.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.


  • There is not 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.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • Passengers are usually dropped off at the Abbey gate and cars can be parked at the side of the lane.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments
    • When the church is open the doors are kept open and members of the congregation greet each visitor.
    • The entrance path is ancient stone slabs which are uneven but solid.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact a church member for use of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments
    • A feature of the Abbey is the box pews.
    • Some have level access to the aisle including the Beauchief Hall pew, which is the largest.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • Comments
    • There are no staff, but volunteers will assist any visitor.