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Report - Sheffield Crown Court - September 2015

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  1. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Visited with @Ferox nice one mate this was an ace start to the day, poking around an old courthouse with sound company and a camera for a few hours haha can't think of a better way to spend time. Thoroughly enjoyed this explore & the atmosphere as the sun came up won't forget this one. Am sure Ferox will cover the cells in more detail if he puts a report up, did enjoy reading all the messages on the inside of the cell doors & that style of white bricks but it was the courtrooms that i was eager to see & they didn't disappoint, got to one bit outside court no 1 where the lights were still on & have realised now from looking back at old reports that some of the lights must still be working in some of the courtrooms we tried a few of the switches outside court no 1 but nothing happened so we just left it at that, not all that bothered really just glad i got to see them & quite like the dark pics, at least it gives an impression of how dark the courtrooms actually were.

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    History,
    "The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield's first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little prospect for extension.
    The Old Town Hall was built in 1807–8 by Charles Watson, and was designed to house not only the Town Trustees but also the Petty and Quarter Sessions. The initial building was a five-bay structure fronting Castle Street, but it was extended in 1833 and again in 1866 by William Flockton (1804–1864) of Sheffield and his partner for the project, Abbott; the most prominent feature was the new central clock tower over a new main entrance that reoriented the building to Waingate. At the same time, the building's courtrooms were linked by underground passages to the neighbouring Sheffield police Offices. The first Town Council was elected in 1843 and took over the lease of the Town Trustees' hall in 1866. The following year, the building was extensively renovated, with a clock tower designed by Flockton & Abbott being added.
    By the 1890s, the building had again become too small, and the current Sheffield Town Hall was built further south. The Old Town Hall was again extended in 1896–97, by the renamed Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton, and became Sheffield Crown Court and Court Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises, and since at least 1997 to present, the building remains disused.
    In 2008, it was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings most at-risk. The campaign group, The Friends of the Old Town Hall was formed in November 2014 with the aim of forcing the buildings owners G1 London Property to state their intentions for its future use. In September 2015 the building was put for sale with an asking price of £2,000,000.But the sale brochure was withdrawn from the internet after about ten days."

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  2. Lavino

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    Nice one mate . I liked it there did you get up in the clock tower. :thumb
     
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    Yes mate, nice report that. Like the hand towel shot :thumb Like you say a great start to an awesome day. One of my faves this one, brilliant place. My side was sore for about two weeks after getting in and out of here :D
     
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    Cheers mate nah didn't do the clock tower, didn't want to ruin it for ourselves & end up getting spotted.

    Haha yeah mate was one of my faves as well, yeah i slept well after that day, how fucking ace is Sheffield! :D
     
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    Wow this is a good one! Didn't think you'd be able to get in here. Well done and great pics
     
  6. stranton

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    shame its looking abit worse for wear now
     
  7. HughieD

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    Erm, you can't now!
     
  8. Andrejuan

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    Love this one, yes Sheffield is awash with good explores. Even more not yet explored.
     
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    Don't be shy. Share them.
     
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