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Prudential Assurance Building

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3792 / 53°22'45"N

Longitude: -1.4703 / 1°28'13"W

OS Eastings: 435331

OS Northings: 387057

OS Grid: SK353870

Mapcode National: GBR 9HL.9G

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.DB28

Entry Name: Prudential Assurance Building

Listing Date: 28 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271137

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455953

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


784-1/24/593 (South East side)
28/06/73 Nos.87 AND 89
Prudential Assurance Building


Offices and shops. 1896. By Alfred Waterhouse. For the
Prudential Assurance Co. Red brick with granite plinth and
terracotta dressings, with steep pitched plain tile roof and
single ridge and 2 gable stacks, all panelled and coped.
Renaissance Revival style.
EXTERIOR: plinth, first floor and third floor cornices, the
latter dentilled. Fourth floor has half-octagonal buttresses
to each bay, topped with pinnacles. 4 storeys plus attics; 7
window range. Polygonal facade on corner site. Windows are
mainly cross mullioned casements.
At the apex of the corner, four 2-light windows, those to the
second floor in segment-headed recesses. To left, two 3-light
windows, and to right, single 3-light windows. Fourth floor
has similar fenestration, with a panel above the central pair
of windows inscribed "Prudential Assurance", and machicolated
parapets over the flanking pairs of windows. Above the centre,
a large segmental pedimented gable flanked by spired
buttresses and topped with an urn, with 2 plain sashes with
transoms and fanlights. On either side, 2 box dormers with
single and double glazing bar lights. To left, a smaller gable
with concave ramped coping and finial, also with 2 plain
sashes with transoms and fanlights. Ground floor has in the
centre three 2-light windows with panelled and enriched
pilasters between them. To left, a large basket-arched
doorway, then a 3-light window. To right, a moulded elliptical
arched doorway with fanlight, then a basket arched shopfront
with transom and glazing-bar overlight.
INTERIOR not inspected.
This building is one of many in this style designed by
Waterhouse for the Prudential Assurance Co.

Listing NGR: SK3533187057

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

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