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© Mrs Barbara A West LRPS

IoE Number: 455682
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 15 April 2001
Date listed: 13 June 1988
Date of last amendment: 13 June 1988
Grade II

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SHEFFIELDSK3486NEMILTON STREET784-1/29/521(North West side)

SHEFFIELD SK3486NE MILTON STREET 784-1/29/521 (North West side) 13/06/88 Beehive Works GV II Knife and tool works, now workshops. Mid and late C19, in several builds, with late C20 alterations. Brick with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with numerous brick stacks. EXTERIOR: plinth, first and second floor bands, wooden gutter brackets. 3 storeys; 18 window range. Rectangular block with internal courtyards. Straight joint between bays 8 and 9. Windows are mainly 12 pane sashes with brick flat arches, those to second floor slightly arched. Between the first and second floors, a painted sign reading "Beehive brand / Gregory Fenton Ltd. / knives and tools". This continues on the right return, reading "Gregory Fenton Ltd. / Beehive Works". Ground floor has in bay 1 a round-headed doorway with keystone and imposts and board door with fanlight. In bay 2, a plain door with overlight. In bay 9, a half-glazed double door with overlight, flanked to left by a slightly larger 2-light transomed casement. In bay 17, an elliptical arched carriage entrance with ashlar surround with keystone and imposts, and to its left, a board door with overlight. Rear elevation, to Egerton Lane, has to left a mid C19 workshop block. 3 storeys; 12 window range, with closely spaced 2-light glazing bar casements on the second floor, the lower floors partly reglazed. To its right, a slightly higher 3 storey block; 9 window range, with similar windows to the first and second floors. To right again, a later C19 block, 5 storeys; 11 window range. First and second floors are blank. Fourth and fifth floors have closely spaced renewed 2-light casements. At the right end, a rendered block. 2 storeys; 11 window range. Windows are mainly C20 metal casements. Courtyard elevations have mainly closely spaced 2-light glazing bar casements. North-west side has to right the square base of an external factory chimney stack. INTERIOR: front range has to left a cantilever stone winder stair with cast-iron anthemion balusters and ramped handrail. The first floor is divided by transverse brick arches. Part of the works is still used for the manufacture of decorators' tools. (Ordnance Survey 1851, 1855, 1868, 1873).

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