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Firths Norfolk West Gun Shop

A Grade II Listed Building in Burngreave, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3954 / 53°23'43"N

Longitude: -1.4443 / 1°26'39"W

OS Eastings: 437047

OS Northings: 388869

OS Grid: SK370888

Mapcode National: GBR 9ND.XN

Mapcode Global: WHDDH.SXDF

Entry Name: Firths Norfolk West Gun Shop

Listing Date: 13 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456482

Location: Sheffield, S4

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Burngreave

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ellesmere St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK38NE SAVILE STREET EAST
784-1/6/647 (North West side)
13/06/88 Firth's Norfolk, West Gun Shop

II

Gun works and adjoining workshops and offices. Late C19, with
late C19 and C20 alterations. Probably commissioned by John
Firth (son of Thomas Firth) for Thomas Firth & Sons. Brick
with stone dressings and slate and corrugated iron roofs.
EXTERIOR: plinth and eaves band. 2-storey ranges fronting
Savile Street (29 bays), a rounded corner (8 bays), and a 3
storey range fronting Carwood Road (7 bays).
Savile Street front has to left a 9 window range with a canted
stone oriel window flanked to left by 2 margin light sashes
and to right by 6 plain sashes. Below, a carriage entrance
flanked by single doors with overlights. To left 2, and to
right 3 glazing bar sashes. To the right, 5 recesses defined
by pilasters, the 2 recesses to the right with round heads. 5
triple glazing bar sashes and below, five C20 steel casements.
To right again, 5 blank lunettes and below, 15 round-headed
windows with C19 and C20 triple tilting casements, that to the
left converted to a fire door.
Rounded corner has 8 segment-headed triple tilting casements
on each floor.
Carwood Road front has 7 similar casements and above, a coped
gable containing a Diocletian window. Below, a tilting
casement and a blank, flanked to left by 4 restored windows,
and a fire door.
INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Gun Shop was constructed specifically for
the forging of heavy artillery barrels and housed two 25-ton
steam hammers (exceptionally large and powerful for the
period). By the mid 1870s, Firth's had established itself as
the foremost gun forgers in the world, and many record
forgings were made in the shop.
(Newbould H: The History of Firth's: 1924-; 100 Years of
Steel: 1937-; Grant A Sir: Steel and Ships: 1950-).


Listing NGR: SK3704788869

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

Description


SHEFFIELD

SK38NE SAVILE STREET EAST
784-1/6/647 (North West side)
13/06/88 Firth's Norfolk, West Gun Shop

II

Gun works and adjoining workshops and offices. Late C19, with
late C19 and C20 alterations. Probably commissioned by John
Firth (son of Thomas Firth) for Thomas Firth & Sons. Brick
with stone dressings and slate and corrugated iron roofs.
EXTERIOR: plinth and eaves band. 2-storey ranges fronting
Savile Street (29 bays), a rounded corner (8 bays), and a 3
storey range fronting Carwood Road (7 bays).
Savile Street front has to left a 9 window range with a canted
stone oriel window flanked to left by 2 margin light sashes
and to right by 6 plain sashes. Below, a carriage entrance
flanked by single doors with overlights. To left 2, and to
right 3 glazing bar sashes. To the right, 5 recesses defined
by pilasters, the 2 recesses to the right with round heads. 5
triple glazing bar sashes and below, five C20 steel casements.
To right again, 5 blank lunettes and below, 15 round-headed
windows with C19 and C20 triple tilting casements, that to the
left converted to a fire door.
Rounded corner has 8 segment-headed triple tilting casements
on each floor.
Carwood Road front has 7 similar casements and above, a coped
gable containing a Diocletian window. Below, a tilting
casement and a blank, flanked to left by 4 restored windows,
and a fire door.
INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Gun Shop was constructed specifically for
the forging of heavy artillery barrels and housed two 25-ton
steam hammers (exceptionally large and powerful for the
period). By the mid 1870s, Firth's had established itself as
the foremost gun forgers in the world, and many record
forgings were made in the shop.
(Newbould H: The History of Firth's: 1924-; 100 Years of
Steel: 1937-; Grant A Sir: Steel and Ships: 1950-).


Listing NGR: SK3704788869

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