This building has been woven into the history of Sheffield since the eighteenth century. Tapton Lodge was the home of the Shore family. Mary Shore was the grandmother of Florence Nightingale who was accustomed to visiting the house.
In 1855, the Sheffield steel master Edward Vickers, built Tapton Hall on the same site and in 1867 it became the home of George Wilson, the famous Snuff manufacturer. By 1965 the Sheffield Masonic Hall Company had acquired the house, completely refurbished it, and in 1967 added the architect designed extension.
For centuries, this house has been an integral part of the Sheffield landscape. Tapton Hall’s distinguished history has seen it serve as a home to great names and a witness to great events.