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Mappin Building and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheffield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3819 / 53°22'54"N

Longitude: -1.4793 / 1°28'45"W

OS Eastings: 434733

OS Northings: 387357

OS Grid: SK347873

Mapcode National: GBR 9FK.CG

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.78T5

Plus Code: 9C5W9GJC+Q7

Entry Name: Mappin Building and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 28 June 1973

Last Amended: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455557

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 St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/23/501 (East side)
28/06/73 Mappin Building and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Department of Applied Science, west
range only (University of Sheffield))


University teaching and laboratory building and attached
railing. Early C20. By Gibbs, Flockton & Teather. Brick with
ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Baroque Revival style.
EXTERIOR: plinth, quoins, modillion wooden eaves. 3 storeys
plus basement; 33 window range arranged 3:8:3:1:3:1:3:8:3.
Windows are mainly segment-headed sashes, 12 and 15 panes, the
upper ones being smaller. All have brick drip moulds and
Richly decorated central block, 2 storeys, has a projecting
centre with rusticated piers under a pediment, which rises
through an open balustrade with corner dies and urn finials.
Roof topped with a domed octagonal lantern. Central Venetian
window with cornice and wrought-iron balcony, and above it a
round window with swags. On each side, a similar Venetian
window with a simpler balcony. Central moulded round-arched
entrance with enriched keystone flanked by wreaths, with
ornate iron gates, and flanking lamps on the balustrade walls
of the steps. On each side, a large triple glazing bar sash
with keystones.
Beyond, on either side, a recessed bay, single windows, and
beyond again, a 3-window projection with angle pilasters to
the 2 upper floors and a segmental pediment. Beyond again,
recessed bays, 8 windows.
At each end, a projecting pavilion, 3 windows, with a slightly
projecting centre with angle pilasters to the 2 upper floors.
Open pediment containing a round window with 4 keystones. Roof
topped with square domed wooden lantern.
Right return has to left a 5 window block with projecting
centre, 3 windows, under a pediment containing a round window.
To right, a flat-roofed porch with round-headed doorway and
pedimented keystone. To right, a 2-storey range, 4 windows,
with hipped roof and large ridge stack. 12 pane sash to left
and three 9 pane sashes to right. Below, to left, a corniced
doorcase, and to its right, three 9 pane sashes. Plain left
return has 5 windows on each floor.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Outside, attached spiked cast-iron railing with brick plinth
with stone coping, returned along both sides.

Listing NGR: SK3473387357

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

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