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The Former Ball Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3897 / 53°23'22"N

Longitude: -1.4765 / 1°28'35"W

OS Eastings: 434911

OS Northings: 388221

OS Grid: SK349882

Mapcode National: GBR 9FG.YP

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.9247

Plus Code: 9C5W9GQF+V9

Entry Name: The Former Ball Inn

Listing Date: 10 November 1998

Last Amended: 7 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245702

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471639

Location: City, Sheffield, S6

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: The Vine, Sheffield

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(north side)
The Former Ball Inn


Shop and store, formerly public house. Early C19, with mid C19 and C20 alterations. Rendered and painted brickwork, with brick ridge stacks, and a Welsh slate roof. Street corner site, with entrance at the angle of the 2 ranges. FRONT (south ELEVATION: 2 storeys, 2 bays with angled doorway to right with plain door and blocked rectangular overlight. Flanking the doorway are plain pilasters with console brackets at their heads, attached to fascia which extends to form triangular canopy to door opening. To the left, plain shop window to former bar, also with flanking pilasters, console brackets and plain fascia. Further left, second doorway with moulded pilasters, and lintel with moulded cornice framing plain door with rectangular overlight. Left of the doorway a plain sash window without glazing bars. 2 first floor sashes, 2 over 2 panes, and, above comer doorway, a street lamp hung from a wall-mounted bracket. Return elevation to Ball Street with blocked ground floor openings and 2 altered first floor openings. Rear elevations are of early C19 red brick, with blocked upper floor openings with flat soldier arch heads. One opening to Ball Street range retains 3-light glazing bar casement. INTERIOR: Interior plan modified, but room compartments of former public house remain with some panelled and plain boarded doors. Stick baluster stair with curved handrail. Former bar roof with moulded plaster cornice carried across room on exposed spine beam. Blocked tall stair window with architrave surround. A single small cast-iron hearth surround survives at ground floor level. C19 roof structure, with single purlins and a king-post truss with angled struts. Attached to, and forming part of the setting of Cornish Place (item 784/224), and part of the setting of Brooklyn Works (item 784/392), with which it fonI1S a group. An increasingly rare survival of a small comer public house at the heart of an historic manufacturing district in Sheffield. Such public houses were a characteristic component of these districts, strategically sited close to the steel and tool works, and sometimes attached to them, as in this instance.

Listing NGR: SK3491188221

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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