Our History

Knowing the difference since 1893

Our founder Mr Harry Ponsford started the company in 1893, originally selling goods from a wheelbarrow. By the 1930's the business was flourishing and moved to its location on London Road, Sheffield - the premise we still occupy today. We maintain the same principles today for quality of product and service that were promoted by Harry in the late 19th century.

The mixture of quality furniture, furnishings and unrivalled customer service levels helped Ponsford continue to grow throughout the next 50 years. Steadily purchasing and converting more properties on London Road to expand the shop still further, encompassing today's 'Victorian' side of the shop. In the early 2000's the 'Millennium' building was created, increasing the shop's overall footprint to 60,000 square feet and housing the finest in modern furniture, along with C@KE at Ponsford. A stunning bridge was also built over Well Road to connect the two sides of the shop.

Today, Ponsford is still an independent family run business and continues to provide stunning sofas, divine dining furniture, beautiful beds and fabulous flooring, along with a number of complimentary concessions. We're proud to have been supplying the people of Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond for more than 125 years.

Located at 577-609 London Road, Sheffield, S2 4HS our emporium of wonderful furniture continues to delight the thousands of customers visiting Ponsford every year.

We look forward to welcoming you in store soon.

Mr Harry Ponsford

Mr Harry Ponsford (Founder)

The Ponsford Store

Ponsford Victorian Building

Ponsford Studio

Ponsford Millennium Building