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Leahs Yard

A Grade II* Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3797 / 53°22'46"N

Longitude: -1.4724 / 1°28'20"W

OS Eastings: 435195

OS Northings: 387112

OS Grid: SK351871

Mapcode National: GBR 9GL.V8

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.C93W

Plus Code: 9C5W9GHH+V3

Entry Name: Leahs Yard

Listing Date: 31 May 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456128

Location: City, Sheffield, S1

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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784-1/24/132 (West side)

31/05/83 Nos.20 AND 22
Leah's Yard


Shop with rear courtyard containing workshops. Mid C19, with
late C19 and C20 alterations. Brick with ashlar dressings and
slate and corrugated iron roofs with various gable and side
wall stacks. Front block, to street, has first floor band,
gutter on wooden brackets, and 2 gable stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 5 window range. 5 plain sashes with
lintels with keystones. Above, 5 unequally hung sashes. Below,
off-centre carriage entrance with lintel, flanked to right by
a double doorway with moulded ashlar surround. The left door
is altered to form a shop window. Door to right has overlight.
To left, a late C20 shopfront with 2 unequal single pane
windows and to their right, a door, all under plastic fascia.
Courtyard north workshop block, 3 storeys; 23 window range.
First floor has to left a door with overlight, and to its
right, 18 segment-headed 2-light wooden casements, then a
square wooden oriel, then 3 similar casements. Above, 24
similar 2-light casements with flat heads. Ground floor has to
left, 2 board doors flanked to left by a 3-light wooden
casement, and to right by 2 similar larger casements with
wooden lintels. To their right, a stairway entrance, then 2
similar 3-light casements. To right again, a beaded 6-panel
door with overlight, and a stairway entrance. Finally, a
triple plain sash and a door.
West end has a central block, 3 storeys, with two 3-light
wooden casements and above, 3 similar casements. Ground floor
has larger 3-light casement and to right, an external wooden
stair. All the windows have wooden lintels. Slightly lower 3
storey block, to right, has a first floor board door with a
2-light casement to its right, and above, three 2-light
casements. Ground floor has to left an external wooden stair
and to right, a door.
To left, a lower 2 storey block, with a first floor door to
left and four 2-light glazing bar casements. Below, to right,
a larger 3-light casement. South west block, 2 storeys; 5
window range. Corrugated iron roof. 5 casements, 3 and 4
lights, and to right a door with external wooden stair. Below,
a central door with segment-headed overlight with cast-iron
glazing bars. To right, a single storey lean-to with
corrugated iron roof. To left, a segment-headed cast-iron
glazing bar window, then a 3 light wooden casement.
Return, to left, 2 storeys; 5 window range. Blocked door with
iron external stair, flanked to left, by a wooden 2-light
casement and to right by 3 segment-headed casements, 3 and 4
lights, the left one enlarged. Below, an off-centre door
flanked to left by a 2-light casement and to right by a C20
single light casement, then 3 C19 segment-headed 3-light
casements. Between floors, to right, a round iron tank on
brackets. Left gable has 2 small windows and the base of a
square brick factory chimney stack.
South block, late C19. 2 storeys; 6 window range. Continuous
4-light glazing bar casements on each floor. Rear elevation,
to Backfields, 3 storeys; 6 window range. To left, single
casement flanked by paired casements, all late C20. To right,
three C19 2-light casements. Above, eight 2-light casements.
Below, central taller window flanked by 2 similar windows, all
with segmental heads, all boarded up. To right, 2 storey block
with nine 2-light casements and below, 5 windows, then a door,
then another window, all blocked.
This workshop range is an important example of the courtyard
workshops characteristic of Sheffield. The Leah family for
whom the yard is named carried out drop-stamping for the
silverware trade.


Listing NGR: SK3519587112

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