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Latitude: 53.3898 / 53°23'23"N
Longitude: -1.4603 / 1°27'36"W
OS Eastings: 435992
OS Northings: 388239
OS Grid: SK359882
Mapcode National: GBR 9KG.GN
Mapcode Global: WHDDP.J2V5
Plus Code: 9C5W9GQQ+WV
Entry Name: Spital Hill Works
Listing Date: 12 December 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1247396
English Heritage Legacy ID: 456853
Location: Burngreave, Sheffield, S4
Electoral Ward/Division: Burngreave
Built-Up Area: Sheffield
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Pitsmoor Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
SK38NE SPITAL HILL
784-1/6/670 (North West side)
Spital Hill Works
Edge tool and silver works, now workshops, offices and shops.
c1870, and c1890, restored and altered late C20. For John
Sorby, edge tool manufacturer. Red brick with ashlar
dressings, some of them painted, with hipped, gabled and
mansard slate roofs.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 17 x 15 windows. 2 parallel workshop
ranges flanking a courtyard, linked by front range with cart
Front range has 2 ridge stacks. To left a slightly projecting
hipped entrance bay with angle pilasters and first floor band.
Central tilting casement with pediment and dummy balustrade,
flanked to left by a plain sash. Above, a round-arched plain
sash with keystone, flanked by single square windows. All
these windows have projecting surrounds. Below, to right, a
cart entrance with moulded surround and scroll pediment, and
double board doors. To left, a doorway with heavily rusticated
surround and keystone, under segmental pediment.
To right, a range with 10 tilting casements, and above, 7
larger plain sashes with ornamented keystones. To right again,
a projecting bay with hipped mansard roof and side wall stack.
Central tilting casement with projecting surround, multiple
keystone and segmental pediment, flanked by single smaller
casements. Above, central larger plain sash with eared
architrave, flanked by smaller sashes, all with keystones. To
right again, a lean-to single bay with a round window with
keystone and above, a small sash. Ground floor has a
continuous run of late C20 shopfronts with fascias.
Left return, 8 bays, has 7 truncated external stacks. On the
first floor, 7 semicircular openings with cast-iron lattice
grilles, and to right, a similar blank opening flanked by
single narrow casements. Other floors have late C20 windows.
Parallel rear range has continuous first floor windows.
INTERIOR not inspected.
During the C20, the works was operated by the Lockwood family,
and silverware was made there.
(Recc. from Sheffield Trades Historical Society; Researches by
G Hague, Sheffield City Council.).
Listing NGR: SK3599288239
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