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We love it when our hometown achieves a new accolade, and this one is really special.

Our client Rose Hill Manor in Birkby is an actual, real life set, in our favourite TV drama, Peaky Blinders. 

Rose Hill Manor was built in 1892 and is a Grade II listed building, redecorated by architects Edgar Wood and JH Sellars in 1909. Wood is regarded as a proponent of The Arts and Craft Movement to reform design and decoration in a style reminiscent of medieval times. The interiors are considered the most adventurous in Europe for their date, made by joiners Taylor and Hobson of Huddersfield.

Home of the Brook’s family, it was the first million-pound property in Huddersfield. Today, it is also a natural burial ground, set over six acres with a bistro and café in the main house.

This epic gangster drama, set at the end of the first World War, is praised for its ‘visuals and stylish cinematography’ and ‘casting its eye over a part of England and English history rarely explored on television’. We’re huge fans of this moody and brooding series and its clear to see why the directors chose Rose Hill as the perfect location for leading lady, Aunt Polly’s residence.

The property was also used recently in the Sky One show ‘Curfew’ with Billy Zane and Sean Bean.

Now known as a location for the finest British acting talent, Rose Hill is firmly a tourist hotspot and we’re over the moon that this spectacular building is getting the recognition it deserves. Well done Rose Hill.

When you visit, try the cast’s favourite coffee - Antonia & Panesar Peaky Blinder blend. Take in this smooth and seductive coffee and imagine that Tommy is just about to stroll into the room. Major swoon...

By Niove Armitage

See the article on The Examiner here