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Cruicible Steel Shops on South East Side of Sandserson Kaysers Darnall Works

A Grade II* Listed Building in Darnall, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3909 / 53°23'27"N

Longitude: -1.4226 / 1°25'21"W

OS Eastings: 438496

OS Northings: 388385

OS Grid: SK384883

Mapcode National: GBR 9TG.L7

Mapcode Global: WHDDQ.31V8

Plus Code: 9C5W9HRG+9X

Entry Name: Cruicible Steel Shops on South East Side of Sandserson Kaysers Darnall Works

Listing Date: 21 May 1987

Last Amended: 12 December 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456803

Location: Darnall, Sheffield, S9

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Darnall

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Attercliffe and Darnall

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/6/241 (South West side)
21/05/87 Crucible steel shops on south-east
side of Sanderson Kayser's Darnall
(Formerly Listed as:
DARNALL ROAD, Attercliffe
Former melting shop on E side of
Sanderson Kayser's Darnall Works)


5 crucible steel making shops, now stores. 1872. For Sanderson
Brothers. Brick with stone dressings and Welsh slate and
corrugated asbestos roofs.
Single storey. 3:2:6:6:4 windows. Round headed openings with
stone sills to mainly unglazed windows. 7 cross-ridge crucible
stacks, each probably with 6 flues, and on the rear wall to
Wilfrid Street, 2 smaller single stacks. Front elevation, to
yard, has wooden cross casements, some with barred heads. 6
doorways enlarged and given steel or concrete lintels. Rear
has similar blocked and boarded up windows.
INTERIORS have crucible furnaces on either side, with iron
brackets for crucible drying shelves and for tools. Strutted
king post roof trusses. The Darnall Works site was developed
initially in 1835. This range was added in 1872, increasing
the works' capacity by 84 holes. Darnall Works was one of a
number of large scale crucible steel works in Sheffield, but
it is the last to survive and is unique in Britain.
(Darnall Works 1835-1965: Sanderson Kayser Ltd.: 1965-; 400
years of iron and steel: Sanderson Kayser Magazine: 1969-1971;
House of Saben Vol. 1, No 4, 1921 & Vol. 2 No 12, 1927).

Listing NGR: SK3849688385

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