Built around 1856 as "Victoria Hotel" a fully licensed hotel and tavern. five years later it became a private residence, "Rutledge". In 1903 Sister Emily Mawhood converted it into a nursing home. Further information see Graves "Charitable Trust Official Opening of Rutledge House" 22nd Feb 1952 by Alfred Graves. Ref: Local Pamphlets Vol. 191 No.9 042 S. 'The Victoria Park Hotel and Bowling Green', opposite the Botanical Gardens, seems to have gone out of memory. It was opened about 1858 or 1859, and the only landlord the place had was Mr. John Law, landscape gardener, formerly the curator of the Botanical Gardens, and who published a few local items dealing with botany and the gardens. This would be a nice retreat from the town, with possible visits to the gardens, and Sterndale Bennett had the companionship of his wife and a son on this visit to Sheffield. A letter written at the time mentions a 'long visit from the Misses Sterndale.' Nothing is heard of the hotel after about 1862, and the premises became a private residence. The house is at the corner of Clarkehouse Road and Southbourne Road, and is now 'Rutledge, The Medical and Surgical Home. Sister Mawhood.'
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