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Report - Magistrates Court and Holding Cells - Sheffield - January 2014 (Re-visit)

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Will Knot, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Will Knot

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    The Explore..............

    Following a day trip to Sheffield, visiting family, I met up with MSP, Telf, Noodle Thesis, and Tom Sherman. :thumb

    After a decision to abandon an explore round Stanley Tools over an early bacon butty, we decided to visit the above Courts for those who may not have been in before. :rolleyes:

    A Bit of History..............

    Sheffield Old Town Hall stands on Waingate in central Sheffield, England, opposite Castle Market.
    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.

    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 1896-7, 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. :(

    The Courts
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    In the Tower
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    In the Clock Tower
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    One of the smaller courts
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    Top of the Stairs
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    Down to Court One
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    Enter Court One
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    Court Room One
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    Your 'nicked', the stairway to the cells...........
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    Holding Cells............if you've done the crime............
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    Practice makes perfect and you don't get a phone call................
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    I hope you enjoyed the report.....................I Will Knot :thumbs
     

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