Pankhurst house is ‘at risk’

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A HISTORIC house once used as the headquarters of the Suffragette movement in Sheffield has been classified as ‘at risk’, according to a new report by a conservation group.

The neglected building - number 45 Marlborough Road in Broomhill - is also the former home of Adela Pankhurst - youngest daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst - and has now fallen into a state of disrepair.

Save Britain’s Heritage has included the property in its annual list of historic buildings in need of rescuing.

The Victorian house has been vacant for at least 10 years, and still has many original fittings, including timber sash windows and a ground floor bay window with Gothic decorative features.