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Sheffield United Gas Light Company Offices

A Grade II* Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3833 / 53°22'59"N

Longitude: -1.4629 / 1°27'46"W

OS Eastings: 435824

OS Northings: 387518

OS Grid: SK358875

Mapcode National: GBR 9JJ.XZ

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.H7M4

Entry Name: Sheffield United Gas Light Company Offices

Listing Date: 28 June 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270948

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456676

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

SK3587NE COMMERCIAL STREET
784-1/20/221 (North side)
28/06/73 Sheffield United Gas Light Co.
offices

II*

Includes: No.19 SHUDE HILL.
Offices. 1875, with addition dated 1890, restored and
subdivided 1989. By ME Hadfield & Son, with domed General
Office by JF Bentley, carving by Thomas Earp, and Board Room
ceiling by Hugh Stannus. For the Sheffield United Gas Light
Company. Ashlar and brick with slate mansard roof and 2 coped
ridge and 3 side wall stacks. Italian Renaissance Revival
style.
EXTERIOR: intermediate and dentilled main cornices with
breaks, low coped parapet with pedestals and square corner
pinnacles topped with spires. 2 storeys plus attics; 7 x 6
windows. Front has round-arched windows, unglazed at time of
survey.
First floor has 3 central bays divided by paired granite
Corinthian columns, and the outer bays articulated by paired
Corinthian pilasters. Central window has paired flanking
pilasters supporting a segmental pediment. On either side, 2
windows with gabled pediments, then single windows with
segmental pediments. Above, large central dormer with
dentilled pediment containing crest, and 3 small windows
divided by pilasters. On either side, 3 single light dormers
with segmental pediments. Ground floor, articulated in the
same way as the first floor, has rusticated quoins and 6
windows, the central and outer ones with panelled surrounds.
All the windows have their openings deepened at the foot. In
the sixth bay, a round-arched doorway with steps, flanked by
Atlantes on pedestals, supporting a segmental pediment.
Right return, 2 windows, has similar fenestration. Rusticated
2 storey basement with 2 segmental pedimented windows, the
left one altered to a door, and above them, 2 plain windows.
To right, a lower block, single storey above 2 storey
basement, with panelled attic. 4 round-arched windows.
Basement has 4 segmental pedimented windows, the right one
altered to a door, and above them, 4 plain windows.
To right again, addition dated 1890, brick with ashlar
dressings and slate roof. 3 storeys plus basement; 16 window
range, the bays divided by brick pilasters. Regular
fenestration, with segment-headed first floor windows and
round-arched windows above, all with keystones. Painted ground
floor has central segment-arched door flanked by 6
segment-headed windows. Single entrance bay, to left, has a
round-arched window on each floor and below, a segment-arched
cart opening.
INTERIOR is said to contain glazed dome to General Office, and
important decorative works by Earp and Stannus.
In course of restoration with windows mainly unglazed at time
of survey.
(150 Years of Architectural Drawing: Hadfield, Cawkwell,
Davidson: Sheffield: 1984-: 63).


Listing NGR: SK3582487518

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