Sheffield Botanical Gardens Bear Pit
This is a Grade II listed building, built in 1836. The Bear Pit housed two bears until the 1870’s when they were removed, following an incident when a child fell into the pit and was killed.
The Grade II listed Bear Pit was fully repaired during the restoration of the Gardens. The old railings (of a somewhat dour municipal character) have been replaced with more elegant ones, matching the railings which surround most of the Gardens. Grilles have been re-instated and can be pulled across the entrance to the Pit, and also across the two side dens (which once housed the two bears). The grilles can be locked, therefore keeping things either in or out.
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