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© Mrs Barbara A West LRPS

IoE Number: 456128
Location: LEAHS YARD, 20 AND 22 CAMBRIDGE STREET (west side)
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 05 November 2006
Date listed: 31 May 1983
Date of last amendment: 31 May 1983
Grade II*

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SHEFFIELD SK3587SW CAMBRIDGE STREET 784-1/24/132 (West side) 31/05/83 Nos.20 AND 22 Leah's Yard II* Shop with rear courtyard containing workshops. Mid C19, with late C19 and C20 alterations. Brick with ashlar dressings and slate and corrugated iron roofs with various gable and side wall stacks. Front block, to street, has first floor band, gutter on wooden brackets, and 2 gable stacks. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 5 window range. 5 plain sashes with lintels with keystones. Above, 5 unequally hung sashes. Below, off-centre carriage entrance with lintel, flanked to right by a double doorway with moulded ashlar surround. The left door is altered to form a shop window. Door to right has overlight. To left, a late C20 shopfront with 2 unequal single pane windows and to their right, a door, all under plastic fascia. Courtyard north workshop block, 3 storeys; 23 window range. First floor has to left a door with overlight, and to its right, 18 segment-headed 2-light wooden casements, then a square wooden oriel, then 3 similar casements. Above, 24 similar 2-light casements with flat heads. Ground floor has to left, 2 board doors flanked to left by a 3-light wooden casement, and to right by 2 similar larger casements with wooden lintels. To their right, a stairway entrance, then 2 similar 3-light casements. To right again, a beaded 6-panel door with overlight, and a stairway entrance. Finally, a triple plain sash and a door. West end has a central block, 3 storeys, with two 3-light wooden casements and above, 3 similar casements. Ground floor has larger 3-light casement and to right, an external wooden stair. All the windows have wooden lintels. Slightly lower 3 storey block, to right, has a first floor board door with a 2-light casement to its right, and above, three 2-light casements. Ground floor has to left an external wooden stair and to right, a door. To left, a lower 2 storey block, with a first floor door to left and four 2-light glazing bar casements. Below, to right, a larger 3-light casement. South west block, 2 storeys; 5 window range. Corrugated iron roof. 5 casements, 3 and 4 lights, and to right a door with external wooden stair. Below, a central door with segment-headed overlight with cast-iron glazing bars. To right, a single storey lean-to with corrugated iron roof. To left, a segment-headed cast-iron glazing bar window, then a 3 light wooden casement. Return, to left, 2 storeys; 5 window range. Blocked door with iron external stair, flanked to left, by a wooden 2-light casement and to right by 3 segment-headed casements, 3 and 4 lights, the left one enlarged. Below, an off-centre door flanked to left by a 2-light casement and to right by a C20 single light casement, then 3 C19 segment-headed 3-light casements. Between floors, to right, a round iron tank on brackets. Left gable has 2 small windows and the base of a square brick factory chimney stack. South block, late C19. 2 storeys; 6 window range. Continuous 4-light glazing bar casements on each floor. Rear elevation, to Backfields, 3 storeys; 6 window range. To left, single casement flanked by paired casements, all late C20. To right, three C19 2-light casements. Above, eight 2-light casements. Below, central taller window flanked by 2 similar windows, all with segmental heads, all boarded up. To right, 2 storey block with nine 2-light casements and below, 5 windows, then a door, then another window, all blocked. This workshop range is an important example of the courtyard workshops characteristic of Sheffield. The Leah family for whom the yard is named carried out drop-stamping for the silverware trade. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------~

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