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© Mrs Barbara A West LRPS

IoE Number: 456680
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 04 July 2002
Date listed: 28 June 1973
Date of last amendment: 28 June 1973
Grade II*

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SHEFFIELDSK3488SECORNISH STREET784-1/14/225(East side)

SHEFFIELD SK3488SE CORNISH STREET 784-1/14/225 (East side) 28/06/73 West Range at Cornish Place Works GV II* Cutlery and steel works. Late C18 and early C19, with extensive mid C19 additions and later alterations. Brick with ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped slate roofs with various stacks. EXTERIOR: block fronting Green Lane, c1860, has plinth, rusticated quoins, sillbands, moulded cornice, single ridge and 2 gable stacks. Parapet with raised central panel inscribed "Cornish Place". 3 storeys; 6 window range. Windows to ground floor and first floor are margin light sashes with round heads, impost bands and keystones. Ground floor windows have aprons. Second floor has segment-headed glazing bar windows with keystones. Between the first and second floors, a recessed panel with an enamel sign reading "James Dixon & Sons" by the Patent Enamel Co., Birmingham. Left return, to Cornish Street, has 3 windows on the upper floors and below, a C20 door and 2 windows. To left, a lower range with blind clerestory roof and 6 round-headed blank recesses, the left one with apron, those to its right with basement lights. To left again, a higher block, 3 storeys; 12 window range. First floor windows are mostly 16 pane sashes, and 4 blanks. Above, continuous glazing with 27 2-light round-headed casements. Below, an off-centre plain sash flanked to left by 7 windows and to right by 3 windows, all blank or shuttered. To right, 5 windows. To left again, an elliptical arched cart entrance. To its left, a late C19 block, 4 storeys; 2 window range. Ground floor and first floor have 9 pane sashes with multi-keystone lintels, those to the ground floor altered. Second and third floors have segment-headed 2-light casements, those to the third floor being smaller. Inner courtyard has to right a C18 block with 2 storey canted bay windows at either end. Glazing bar sashes on the lower 2 floors and added second floor with casements. Most of the other courtyard fronts are 4-storey with segment-arched windows on sillbands. Smaller north-west courtyard has mainly 2 storey buildings, probably stables, service buildings and workshops. North-east ranges, backing onto the river, late C18 and early C19, may contain crucible stacks. INTERIOR not inspected. A large integrated steel and cutlery works, where a variety of items has been made. (Exhibition at Kelham Island Industrial Museum).

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