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Workshop Ranges, Including Crucible Furnace Attched to Number 54

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkley, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3857 / 53°23'8"N

Longitude: -1.4806 / 1°28'49"W

OS Eastings: 434646

OS Northings: 387780

OS Grid: SK346877

Mapcode National: GBR 9FJ.23

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.7578

Plus Code: 9C5W9GP9+7Q

Entry Name: Workshop Ranges, Including Crucible Furnace Attched to Number 54

Listing Date: 13 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457000

Location: Walkley, Sheffield, S3

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Walkley

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: The Vine, Sheffield

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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784-1/18/746 (North side)
13/06/88 No.54
and attached workshop ranges,
including crucible furnace


Workshops, attached houses and crucible furnace. c1860, with
later C19 and early C20 alterations and additions. Brick with
stone dressings and slate roofs with single side wall and
single ridge stacks.
EXTERIOR: street front has main block to right, 2 storeys; 4
window range. Gutter on wooden brackets. To left, a plain
sash, and to its right at a higher level, a similar sash, both
with multi-keystone lintels. To right, a plain sash and a
tripartite sash, with inserted steel lintel. Below, to left, a
door with overlight, flanked to right by 2 plain sashes, the
right one partly blocked, all with multi-keystone lintels. To
right again, a cart entrance with a pair of board doors and
wooden lintel.
To right again, a single storey lean-to addition with a
segment-headed window. To left, 3 single window blocks, 2
storeys, stepped downwards from the left. Dentilled eaves. 3
plain sashes. Below, to left, steps to a C20 door with
overlight and pilastered wooden doorcase. To right, a door and
a multipane workshop window under a common steel lintel, then
a 12 pane sash with multi-keystone lintel.
Rear elevation has, to left, a 2 storey addition, 3 window
range, with canted right corner and external side wall stack.
Three 12 pane sashes and below, to right, cart opening with
wooden lintel. To right again, a 12 pane sash and below it, a
blocked segment-headed opening with a 2-light casement
inserted. To right again, 3 C20 casements of various sizes and
below, a 5-light window with concrete lintel, then a 2-light
window and a door, then a 3-light window.
At the rear, workshop blocks around a partly setted courtyard.
To left, 2 storey forge with side wall stack. Two 3-light
casements and below, a segmental arch containing a door and a
window, and to left a segment-headed window. INTERIOR has
brick forge and cutler's smithy.
At the rear, to right, a 2 storey crucible furnace with side
wall crucible stack with 5 flues. Projecting left portion has
catslide roof and steps to a round-arched doorway with plain
fanlight, flanked to right by a round-arched window with
blocked coal chute below. To right, a set back bay at an angle
with a segment-headed 3-light casement on each floor. INTERIOR
has 5 blocked crucible holes and iron shelf brackets. Moulded
stone corbel to roof truss.
To left, a single storey lean-to building with an unglazed
casement window, containing remains of polishing machinery.
To left again, a late C19 single storey workshop projecting
across the yard. East side has to right a doorway with canopy,
flanked to left by a large 3-light glazing bar casement, and a
smaller 2 light casement. To left, 4 continuous 3-light
casements. Rear has 2 similar casements. INTERIOR has remains
of line shafting and a round cast-iron column. Linking the
crucible furnace to the forge, a brick boundary wall with
renewed brick coping and remains of lean-to sheds.
On the right side of the yard, an early C20 workshop, brick
with corrugated asbestos roof. Single storey. To left, two
3-light casements. To right, a blocked doorway with wooden
lintel, then a 12 pane window.
This building is a good example of the small scale integrated
steel and cutlery works based on the crucible steel process,
and characteristic of Sheffield.

Listing NGR: SK3464687780

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