Named for its bed, our Jessop Suite is one of the stand out Junior Suites in the hotel. With a stunning feature bed, crafted from solid steel posts from William Jessop & Sons steel yard as well as their very own gate featuring the signature ‘J’. In addition, the room boasts an incredibly deep bath which has mood lights for a relaxing soak.
Thomas Jessop was born on 30 January 1804 at the family home in Blast Lane, Sheffield.
The house was situated next to William Jessop’s works, the company, taking the name of the partners, being known as Mitchell, Raikes and Jessop. With expanding markets in the
United States, Thomas and his brothers joined the business in 1830 and just two years later the small crucible steelmakers became William Jessop & Sons.
The business moved to a site in the Brightside area of Sheffield and later a works at Kilnhurst was added. The Brightside works eventually covered 30 acres (120,000 m2) and included the site of the former water works. Following the deaths of his father and brothers, Thomas was in sole charge of the business by 1871. The company which was originally established in 1793 became a Limited Company in 1875. Thomas Jessop died on 30 November 1887 and is buried in Ecclesall Parish Churchyard.