Edward Bury Between 1852 and 1860 Hillsborough Hall was occupied by the family of Manchester born Edward Bury F.R.S. (1794-1858), pioneer locomotive builder with the London and Birmingham Railway (1838-1846), one-time locomotive superintendent and general manager of the Great Northern Railway, and subsequently co-founder of Sheffield steel firm Bedford, Burys and Co, of the Regent Works. Bury invented the bar frame locomotive, universally adopted by American railroads, and was a pioneer of standardisation in engineering.

Hillsborough Hall (now library), Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, United Kingdom