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Former Sheffield Telegraph and Star Building

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3829 / 53°22'58"N

Longitude: -1.4677 / 1°28'3"W

OS Eastings: 435501

OS Northings: 387472

OS Grid: SK355874

Mapcode National: GBR 9HK.V3

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.F79F

Entry Name: Former Sheffield Telegraph and Star Building

Listing Date: 16 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458678

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


784-1/24/428 (North West side)
16/08/94 Nos.13-23 (odd) Former Sheffield
Telegraph and Star building


Formerly known as: Kemsley House HIGH STREET.
Newspaper offices, now offices and shops. 1916, restored
c1985. By Gibbs, Flockton & Teather. For the Sheffield
Telegraph and Star. Faience front, now painted. Roofs not
visible. Baroque Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attics; 5 window range. Windows are
mainly metal framed glazing bar casements. Central block has
the first floor divided by pilasters with festoons under a
dentilled cornice with breaks. Three 3-light windows divided
by Doric columns under heavily moulded transoms. Above them,
segment-headed Diocletian windows with shaped keystones and
roundels in the spandrels. Narrower end bays have a single
window with moulded lintel and cornice, and above it, a single
smaller window with moulded surround. Returns have a similar
3-light window with common moulded cornice and central
segmental pediment. Above it, a flat-headed 3-light window
with central scroll keystone.
Attic has recessed central and outer bays defined by pilasters
under a moulded cornice and blocking course. In the projecting
bays, a 3-light flat-headed window. Each return has a small
6-pane window.
Above again, central square lantern with diagonal buttresses
and festoons, and dentilled cornice with corner breaks. On
each side, a 3-light window divided by Doric columns. Concave
sided leaded tent roof with a clock dial on each side. Above a
moulded cornice, a square leaded dome with finial.
Ground floor has 5 large segment-arched opening with scroll
keystones under a moulded cornice. Each has a late C20
shopfront under a glazing bar Diocletian window.
Left return, to York Street, has to left a low 2 storey block
with 5 similar smaller arched openings under a moulded
cornice. Higher fifth bay has on the first floor a single
window with scroll keystone and pediment. To right, a narrower
bay with a round window above and an altered window below.
Canted corner has three 3-light windows and below, a late C20
INTERIOR not inspected.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: The West
Riding: London: 1967-: 455).

Listing NGR: SK3550187472

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