Since 1970 Hallamshire Historic Buildings has been working to protect the architectural heritage of Sheffield and surrounding areas. Hallamshire Historic Buildings is a registered charity, run solely by volunteers. In 2016 we made the decision to make membership of HHB entirely free, so that as many people as possible can be kept informed of our campaigns and help spread the word.  Please join us and show your support by completing our signup form You will then receive email updates as well as alerts of buildings under threat and future campaigns. http://hhbs.org.uk/join-hhb/

Some of our successes

Lyceum Theatre
Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square, Grade II* - Sheffield's last Edwardian theatre, designed by W.G.R Sprague and opened in 1897. In 1972 the owners, supported by Sheffield Council, planned to demolish this important theatre.  HHB applied for listing and after two public enquiries, with HHB putting forward strong cases, the building was saved.  Now meticulously restored and and one of Sheffield's great landmarks
                           
Cornish Place, Shalesmoor
Cornish Place, Shalesmoor, Grade II* - Former Victorian cutlery works, one of the first riverside 'city-living' conversions.  HHB fought long and hard against demolition of this enormous former metal trades building which was victim to three arson attacks.  Sympathetic conversion into homes was a great success.
     
Sheffield Central Library
Central Library, Surrey Street, Grade II - W.G.Davies, steel framed, Portland stone-cladded and fine example of 1930s architecture. In 2003, amidst rumours of deteriorating condition and Sheffield Council's concerns over costs of restoration, HHB was alarmed to discover this important public building was not listed and therefore under threat.  We successfully applied for listing and the building has thankfully been protected since then.  14 years later, amidst public outcry, Sheffield Council is trying to sell the building off for use as a 5* hotel.
     
Leader House
Leader House, Surrey Street, Grade II - Leased from the Duke of Norfolk in 1777 by esteemed silver plater Thomas Leader.  In 1970 Sheffield Council applied to demolish this building, one of Sheffield's best examples of Georgian architecture, in order to make way for a modern register office.  HHB took this to public enquiry, arguing so successfully that the government ruled against demolition.  The building now stands as a proud foil to the nearby modern Millennium Galleries.
 
Police Box on Surrey Street
Police Box adjacent to Town Hall, Surrey Street, Grade II - 1928. One of a system of 120 police boxes in Sheffield instigated by Chief Constable Percy J Sillitoe http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101405185-police-box-adjacent-to-town-hall-surrey-street-sheffield-city-ward
 
Provincial House, Solly Street
Provincial House, Solly Street, Grade II - The former St Vincent’s Presbytery, 1878 by M E Hadfield & Son for the Vincentians.  The headquarters of a Roman Catholic mission to minister to England’s poor, located amongst the slumbs of Victorian Sheffield's Irish quarter. http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/features/the-diary-thank-the-lord-as-priest-home-is-listed-1-6459551
Join HHB Hallamshire Historic Buildings is a registered charity, run solely by volunteers and reliant on the help of members and supporters.  We would like to encourage anyone who cares about Sheffield' architectural heritage to become a member. Our aims are:
  • to protect the architectural heritage in and around Sheffield
  • to promote interest & pride in architecture & local history
  • to increase public awareness of our historic past through its buildings
  • to conserve whatever is beautiful in our environment & to improve that which is not
In 2016 we made the decision to make membership of HHB entirely free, so that as many people as possible can be kept informed of our campaigns and help spread the word.  Please consider becoming a member and showing your support by completing our signup form - click here.  You will then receive email updates as well as alerts of buildings under threat and future campaigns. Become a supporter HHB has limited funds and now that we do not charge membership fees we are reliant more than ever on donations, large or small, that can help gear up for campaigns ahead.  We will soon establish an online donation scheme, for now please use our contact form to get in touch so we can let you know how to make a donation.