Elizabeth Parkin (d.

1766) was a wealthy and philanthropic Sheffield businesswoman with interests in the coal and metal trades in London and Bristol. In 1749 she purchased the Ravenfield estate, just outside Rotherham, and set about remodelling Ravenfield Hall (now demolished), where she lived until her death. It is believed this portrait hung in the entrance of Ravenfield Hall. She is depicted with an astute expression and a slight smile, wearing in a rich blue velvet gown, gracefully holding a red flower, against a landscape background.


Elizabeth Parkin; by descent to Pamela Baldwin.

Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 2AA
01709 336 633

Opening times

Apr – Sept
Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm

Sat, 9.30am ​– 5pm
Sun, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Oct – Mar Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat, 9.30am ​– 5pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closure Closed 25 Mar, 25 – 26 Dec, and 1 Jan

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