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Steel City House

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3821 / 53°22'55"N

Longitude: -1.4728 / 1°28'22"W

OS Eastings: 435165

OS Northings: 387379

OS Grid: SK351873

Mapcode National: GBR 9GK.RD

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.B8X1

Entry Name: Steel City House

Listing Date: 17 November 1992

Last Amended: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247502

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457003

Location: 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

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK3587SW WEST STREET
784-1/24/751 (North West side)
17/11/92 Nos.6-18 (even) Steel City House
(Formerly Listed as:
WEST STREET
Steel City House)

GV II

Telephone exchange, incorporating post office, shops and bank,
now offices. 1927, with mid and late C20 alterations. By HT
Rees for HM Office of Works. Steel frame with Portland stone
cladding and dressings, and flat roofs. Classical Revival
style.
EXTERIOR: plinth, ground floor cornice, dentilled main cornice
and blocking course. 2 and 3 storeys; 9 window range.
Triangular island site with rounded corners. Windows are
mainly metal framed casements, with bronze framing to the
ground floor.
West Street front has central range, 7 windows, flanked by
slightly projecting pedimented end pavilions. Upper floors are
divided by giant Doric pilasters, with 3 cross casements
superimposed in each bay. Below, mid C20 metal framed doors
and flanking windows, with continuous smaller windows above.
End pavilions have similar fenestration to the centre bays,
plus a segmental pediment to the central window. On the ground
floor, to left, a moulded doorway with cornice and overlight,
and to right, 3 superimposed glazing bar windows.
Main entrance corner bay, to right, has 3 sets of 3
superimposed windows. Central window centre light has a
pediment on scroll brackets. Centre lights of the flanking
windows have cornices. All these windows have margin glazing.
Below, recessed semicircular portico with 2 massive fluted
Doric columns, covering a moulded stone surround with cornice,
containing pedimented wooden doorcase with fluted columns and
glazed double doors. Above, a glazing bar overlight, and above
the cornice, a margin glazed overlight. On either side, a late
C20 window and above it, a smaller window. In front of the
doors, wrought-iron gates with openwork piers.
Pinfold Street front, to right, 7 windows, has similar
fenestration and pedimented end bays. Ground floor has central
round-arched ashlar doorway with double keystone and
overlight, flanked by various windows and doors.
Holly Street front, 5 windows, has 3 centre windows divided by
pilasters and projecting end bays with segmental pediments to
the central windows.
INTERIOR: former bank at main entrance has pilastered walls
and enriched cross beam ceiling with moulded cornice, carried
on 4 square piers with anthemion capitals.
(Sheffield Telegraph 07/03/1927: Sheffield; Sheffield Daily
Independent 07/03/1927).


Listing NGR: SK3516587379

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