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© Mrs Barbara A West LRPS

IoE Number: 455126
Location: BUTCHERS WHEEL, 72 ARUNDEL STREET (north side)
  SHEFFIELD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 17 March 2002
Date listed: 13 June 1988
Date of last amendment: 13 June 1988
Grade II

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SHEFFIELDSK3586NEARUNDEL STREET784-1/31/26(North West side)

SHEFFIELD 784-1/31/26 ARUNDEL STREET 24-APR-03 (Northwest side) 72 BUTCHERS WHEEL EYRE LANE 41 BROWN LANE 30 II* SHEFFIELD SK3586NE ARUNDEL STREET 784-1/31/26 (North West side) 13/06/88 No.72 Butcher's Wheel GV II Includes: No.41 EYRE LANE. Includes: No.30 BROWN LANE. Steel and cutlery works. c1835 and c1875. Brick with stone dressings and slate roofs with various stacks. Square courtyard with workshop blocks on each side. EXTERIOR: 4 and 3 storeys; 30 x 24 windows. Arundel Street front, 4 storeys, has 30 segment-headed 2-light glazing bar casements, several of them blocked, with irregularly spaced blanks. Above, 28 similar windows, with irregularly spaced blanks and in the 12th bay, a loft door. Above again, 29 similar windows, some blocked. Ground floor has to left of centre a cart entrance with rusticated stone surround, keystone and cornice, and double board doors. To its right, a round-arched pedestrian entrance. To right, 7 round-headed cast-iron glazing bar casements. To left, 2 similar windows, then 2 segment-headed 3-light wooden cross casements. Right return, to Brown Lane, has a block to left, 4 storeys; 17 windows. First floor has 5 segment-headed 2-light casements, then at a lower level, a smaller window, then 3 altered segment-headed windows. Above, 5 segment-headed casements, then a 2-light casement at a lower level, then 3 flat-headed 3-light casements, and finally eight 3-light casements. Above again, 5 segment-headed casements, then a single window, then 6 plain sashes. Ground floor has to left, 2 plain sashes, then a small casement set higher, then a larger boarded up window, then 5 small windows with a door below the left one. To right, a gable with 3 large glazing bar casements on each floor, with a door below and to the right. To right again, a slightly recessed bay, 2 storeys, with a 3-light casement and below it, a double board loading door with cast-iron fanlight. Rear elevation, to Eyre Lane, has to left a block c1835, 3 storeys; 8 window range. Windows are mainly glazing bar sashes, several of them partly reglazed. Above, 10 similar windows. Ground floor has a central elliptical arched doorway with keystone and rusticated surround, flanked to left by 4 sashes. To right, 2 sashes, then a similar doorway with a blocked window and C20 door inserted. To right again, mid C19 block, 4 storeys; 4 window range. 4 large segment-headed casements to the first floor, flanked to left by a smaller window, and above, 4 similar windows. Above again, 4 smaller segment-headed windows. Inside the courtyard, front range has sillbands to the upper floors and 3-light casements to the first floor with 2-light casements above, all with segmental heads. To right, an external wooden stair to a first floor door. C19 block to left, 4 storeys; 11 window range. Sillbands on the upper floors, and round-arched windows. First floor has pairs of 3-light windows alternating with smaller 2-light windows, all with radial fanlights. The smaller windows light internal staircases. Above, to left, 4 large 3-light cross casements, then a smaller 2-light casement, then 4 larger 3-light casements, 2 with fanlights. Above again, 19 smaller 2-light casements, many reglazed, some with fanlights. Right side, c1870, 4 storeys; 9 window range. Segment-headed wooden casements arranged in groups of 3, the central window in the left group blocked. Above, similar fenestration with smaller windows. Above again, 6 large plain sashes. To left, an earlier C19 block, set forward. 3 storeys; 5 window range. First floor has 4 glazing bar sashes, the left one covered by an adjoining building, the third one blocked. Second floor has 5 similar sashes, the left one reglazed. Irregular rear elevation has to left, blocks of 4 and 3 storeys, single windows. In the centre, a 3-storey gable facing projection. In front of this, a tapered round factory chimney, linked by a curved wall to the buildings to right. Originally, a communal boiler house supplied steam power to the workshops around the yard, apparently by belts and pulleys on the outside walls. This system was replaced by electric power in the 1950s. INTERIOR: west block has in the ground floor brick elliptical arches on round cast-iron columns, and stone dogleg stairs with hoist trapdoors in the landings. This building is an important example of the courtyard workshops characteristic of Sheffield. It was designed for the manufacture of cutlery, and some cutlery processes are still carried out here.

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