Grade II* Sheffield General Cemetery is one of our greatest yet underrated assets and in spite of a recent £3m restoration grant, which was way overdue, it is now under threat from two most unwelcome development proposals. Adjacent to the
No one would have thought that a building in Sheffield could have such a chequered history as the above title infers, but we can assure you that there is one. Castle House has stood at the side of Lady’s Bridge
Hallamshire Historic Buildings is gravely concerned at the abrupt cancellation of the public consultation on the proposed Castlegate Conservation Area. Until very recently, Council officers and some Councillors were looking forward enthusiastically to finally getting this process off the ground.
CEMENTATION CONSERVATION Now that the ugly 1950s HSBC office block on Hoyle Street at Netherthorpe has bitten the dust the rare Grade II listed cementation furnace behind it has been exposed and this Scheduled Monument will now be restored to
ARE YOU BEING SERVED? If you’re aged under 50 that headline won’t mean much to you, so do what you usually do and Google it. Basically it was a long running sit-com featuring an old fashioned department store run by
Once upon a time, Sheffield had a Britannia Brass Works (unusual for a steel town). Built in the 1870s for Messrs Searle and Gazzard it had a short life however and by 1905 it had been abandoned and by 1910
The St Vincent’s Quarter is fast becoming another Kelham and is currently one vast building site especially in the Hollis Croft area which we featured in the ‘Improvements at St. Vincents’ Blog. Recent details in the press tell us that
Students are getting fussier and fussier nowadays and somewhere just to lay their heads down is no longer good enough for them. A prime example of this faddiness can be found in the ‘once upon a time’ student area of
At long last some money is going to be thrown at one of Sheffield’s hidden gems – and not before time. We refer to Sheffield General Cemetery which, according to Pevsner, is possibly the best of its date outside London.
Everyone if familiar with the Bennett Cottage saga which looks set to run and run, and just when you thought things couldn’t get worse another similar application for just down the road has been slapped in. The design is not