The Sand House

Background

The Sand House was a prominent feature in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, from the 1850s until the Second World War.  It was a mansion-sized dwelling carved from solid sandstone by Victorian businessman Henry Senior.  As well as carving the house itself, which stood in a former quarry, Senior excavated into the adjacent ground and created a network of tunnels, decorated with fine and unusual carvings.

Aims

The main aims of this organisation are to:

  • Bring the Sand House to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Provide a way of gathering and sharing new information about the Sand House.
  • Promote events relating to the Sand House, such as illustrated talks and exhibitions.
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