We supply several items of merchandise that are closely linked to The Sand House. They may be purchased below. These items are also offered for sale at the illustrated talks, history fairs and other events where the Sand House team attends. Some of them may be also purchased from the Tourist Information Centre (next door to the Mansion House), 1 Priory Place, Doncaster, DN1 1BN.

All profits from the sale of merchandise via this website go to The Sand House Charity (Reg. No. 1171875).

Where postage & packing prices are quoted, these are for deliveries to UK addresses. Please Contact Us for overseas deliveries.

Sand House Picture Poem Cards

In 2019, celebrated Mexborough poet, Ian Parks, led a poetry workshop themed on the Sand House. The participants each wrote a poem, inspired by one of ten historic images of the Victorian marvel. Each poem has been printed on to high quality card, on the reverse of the photograph that inspired it, The picture poem cards are available at 50p each, or £4.00 for the set of ten. All ten photos may be viewed in the gallery below right.

We are very grateful to all the workshop participants for kindly agreeing to their poems being used for the benefit of The Sand House Charity.

Once you have decided which picture poem cards you would like, please click on the appropriate ‘Add to Cart‘ buttons below, making sure also to buy the appropriate postage and packing for the number of cards that you wish to purchase.

Please use this button to pay the appropriate postage and packing sum for the number of picture poem cards you wish to buy. Please note that one full set comprises ten cards.

Poem card postage & packing

Please use this button to choose individual picture poem cards. You can adjust the quantity of each once they are in your shopping cart.

Picture poem card designs

Please use this button to choose full sets of ten different picture poem cards. You can adjust the number of full sets once they are in your shopping cart.

Book: ‘The Sand House – A Victorian Marvel Revisited’

The definitive story of the Sand House is told by Richard Bell and Peter Tuffrey in their book ‘The Sand House – A Victorian Marvel Revisited’, published by Amberley Publishing in 2010. (The first edition book was published by Bond Publications in 1988 and went out of print in the early 1990s).

The second edition book is 128 pages long and fully illustrated. It may be bought for £12.99, including UK postage and packing, using the button below.

‘Elephant & Mahout’ key-ring

The Elephant and Mahout is the iconic image of the Sand House. The original sandstone sculpture of that name stood 2.6 metres tall, in one of the Sand House’s linked tunnels. This resin-cast key-ring fob is an excellent representation of the sculpture, but measures just 25mm long (85mm with chain and ring).

The price of the key-ring is £4.00 (plus £1 for UK postage and packing). You may adjust the quantity once you have placed the item in your shopping cart.

‘The Sand House’ CD

This CD contains two songs written by Doncaster-based singer/songwriter, Mick Jenkinson and his writing partner, poet Ian Parks. Recorded during September and October 2018, the CD is now available to purchase. You can hear clips of each song if you click on the video buttons below.

The price of the CD is £4 (plus £1 for UK postage and packing). You may purchase it by clicking on the button below.

Elephant and Mahout Figurines

These resin-cast figurines stand approximately 11cm tall, weigh 1.4kg and are based on the iconic Elephant and Mahout sandstone carving which stood within the Sand House’s Cloisters tunnel. They have been specially manufactured for the Sand House by Unity Gifts of Wakefield.

The figurines are available in either a sand-effect finish or a dark bronze-effect finish. Each piece is numbered and boxed and comes with a certificate signed by Richard Bell, descendant of Henry Senior and Chair of Trustees of The Sand House Charity.

The last few figurines from a limited edition of 34 are now available at  £20.00 each, including UK postage and packing. They may be bought using the button below.


Picture Postcards

Two Sand House postcards are available. One of them features a photograph of the Elephant and Mahout sculpture. The other shows the façade of the Sand House itself, viewed from Green Dyke Lane. Both photos date from c.1912.

These postcards have been printed on high quality card. The price is 50p each. Please use both Add to Cart buttons below, to select your cards and to add the appropriate postage and packing cost.

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