The newspaper article describes the property in glowing terms, noting, for example, how ‘even the servants have their bath-rooms and their main kitchen is really a palatial place’ whilst the sale plan includes floor plans of the home as well as ground plans and a detailed description of the property. Endcliffe Hall boasted 13 bedrooms (four of which had dressing rooms attached) whilst it was noted how ‘every provision is made in the way of hot and cold baths, and water-closets’. Other rooms inside the house (detailed in the sale plan) included a morning room, drawing room, dining room, library, conservatory, billiard room (in the tower), and a 60-foot long music saloon and picture gallery with an adjacent organ (for entertaining the family and guests). In addition to the servants’ hall and quarters, there was a butler’s pantry described as being advantageously positioned ‘in the centre of the house, and has the readiest possible communication with all parts of the establishment’. The ‘extensive cellaring’ included several cavernous wine cellars.
Endcliffe Hall built 1863-1865 (Sheffield Local Studies Library Picture Sheffield y02034); second picture showing Grand Conservatory (s02595); Floor plan and estate ground plan from Endcliffe Hall sale plan, 30 July 1895 (Sheffield Local Studies Library: Sale Plan, 30 July 1895).