Silver Fox pub, Stocksbridge
Pub in South Yorkshire to be demolished for 12 houses:
This pub has been up for sale for £225,000, which is a steal considering its also a very large handsome house. Even if you lived upstairs and had your own personal pub downstairs, you’d still be getting a home far bigger than anything else for that money nearby. Maybe the marketing didn’t quite reach a big enough audience.
I can see that delivering 12 houses will appeal to some, but as ever I contend that houses can be delivered on this site whilst retaining the building. Its only been closed since 2019, which is not enough time to demonstrate a cultural shift in Stocksbridge away from pub-going. The people around here clearly still need a boozer! I count 2 remaining pubs in Stocksbridge. This is a town of 10,000 people.
It’s not the most quaint pub, set in an overly large concrete car park (could have been your front garden…) in a housing estate. The historic maps show the pub to be on the site on an earlier property called Half Hall, however, the current building dates from 1963 – relatively modern in spite of its appearance alluding to early 19th-century pub architecture.
Lots of historic information about the pub on p.66/68 of https://sheffield.camra.org.uk/rhp/. The planning application to Sheffield City Council is currently ‘awaiting decision.’
Thanks for that, lots of interesting information there. Hopefully enough objections will go in, and the Council will be convinced the building is worth saving. There is still a possibility of housing on the land, along with the retention of the pub.