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Former Wharncliffe Fireclay Works and Adjoning Showroom

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheffield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3796 / 53°22'46"N

Longitude: -1.4785 / 1°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 434787

OS Northings: 387095

OS Grid: SK347870

Mapcode National: GBR 9FL.J9

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.896Z

Plus Code: 9C5W9GHC+RH

Entry Name: Former Wharncliffe Fireclay Works and Adjoning Showroom

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457043

Location: Sheffield, S3

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/23/251 (North side)
Nos.140-146 (even) Former
Wharncliffe Fireclay Works and
adjoining showroom


Includes: Nos.27 AND 29 BROOMHALL STREET.
Fireclay works and showroom, now shops. Dated 1888. Built for
John Armitage and Son. Brick with elaborate terracotta
dressings and decoration and hipped and gabled slate roofs
with 2 ridge and single gable brick stacks.
EXTERIOR: plinth, string courses, moulded modillion eaves.
Works, fronting Broomhall street, 3 storeys; 4 window range.
Slightly recessed centre with a round-arched tympanum with
keystone, containing relief panels and blind tracery. Under
this, a paired plain sash with shafts. On each side, a plain
sash with relief panelled tympanum with keystone. Above,
central panel inscribed "Wharncliffe Fireclay Works", flanked
by single segment-headed plain sashes, and beyond, single
medallions. Ground floor has central segmental arched carriage
opening with polychrome head and keystone, flanked by single
segment-headed plain sashes. These openings are linked by a
moulded impost band.
Showroom block, fronting Division Street, 2 storeys; 4 window
range. Four 2-light casements with shouldered lights and
toplights, with moulded segmental headed openings with mask
keystones. Alternating with the larger windows, 4 shouldered
single lights. Rounded corner, to left, has an obliterated
painted sign. Left return has a segment-headed plain sash to
right, with toplight, and to left, a smaller plain sash.
Ground floor has a continuous bracketed fascia cornice to the
shopfronts along main front and return. Corner entrance with
glazed double door and overlight. To right, a wooden
pilastered double shopfront with a central glazed door and
overlight, flanked by single cross mullioned shop windows. To
right, a similar single shopfront with glazed door and
overlight to left and cross mullioned window to right. To
right again, a recessed round-headed doorway with mask
keystone, flanked by single small blocked windows. Flanking
the door head, a pair of datestones, and above it, an erased
inscribed panel. Left return has a panelled door to left with
overlight, and to right a cross mullioned shop window, all
with pilastered wooden surround and bracketed cornice.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Armitage's home, No.91 Crookes Road, (qv) and its ancillary
buildings, are ornamented in the same way with examples of his

Listing NGR: SK3478787095

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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