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Report - Sheffield Old Town Hall / Courts - Sep 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by UrbanBloodyBear, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. UrbanBloodyBear

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    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 thePetty 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 Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises, and since at least 1997 to present, the building remains disused.


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  2. Ojay

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    This.

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    I'd say lose the oversized water mark.. and the care bear if I'm being honest here, oh yeah and maybe post up the more 'honest' original un-molested pics

    Other than that not a bad start
     
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    We are happy with how everything is to be fair, the watermark will probs be shrunk a bit, the "care" bear as you put it ain't hurting nobody and we like to have a gimmick, most have had positives on it. We would rather have a pic of him than put stickers all over buildings in our personal choice (not bothered by anyone that does that.) also unmolested pics are down to choice too really, we like the creative look to pop the details, many use it, we like art and just showing a diff side to things than the norm! cheers anyhow even if mostly negative!
     
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    Mostly honest!
     
  5. Lavino

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    That hurt my neck trying to look at them.. also it looks like there's been a fire there. Or is that just your "arty" photos..
     
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    Sorry - that was my every worst nightmare with the angles, watermark and over-the-top processing.
     
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    If its intentional fair enough but the processing makes every report look the same, like the place is completely wrecked and been on fire? Been in here twice and if it wasn't for the crown on the glass shot I wouldn't have recognised it.
     
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    Good to see this place popping up again, shame to see all the tagging though :(
     
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  10. UrbanBloodyBear

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    Yea we really enjoyed the place, its decent enough but plaster debri and dust all over the place especially on carpets, very damp too, and at night obviously causes mistake for burnt rooms!
     
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    Wow! Super nice pics and super detailed report. Cheers for sharing this :D
     
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    Thankyou very much, nice to see some positive comments. Appreciated :)
     
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  13. Lavino

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    Lol got your mates to comment usually does the trick
     
  14. UrbanBloodyBear

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    Nope dont know the guy, just a geniune comment from another user.

    Bullying is not a nice trait pal, that is what seems to be forming here rather quickly.
     
  15. Lavino

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    Bullying all I said was I'm not a fan of the over processed pictures you posted
     
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