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Report - Sheffield Courthouse, Sheffield - Oct 18



UrbandonedTeam

the north
28DL Full Member
#1
This one has been done to death but still contains some unique photograph moments so I've always wanted to do it. I'll get into it but we were inside for about 30 mins with police barking at us to leave - therefore there isn't a video along with this one.

Sheffield Courthouse



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.

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.
Waingate in 1857: the Old Town Hall with its first clock tower on the left
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.

In 2007, it was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings most at-risk.

So, it is general knowledge for these type of places in the centre of cities that you should do them in private conditions - night, early morning etc. So, following suite, we entered around midday on a Saturday, with the streets bustling with people. I was unaware that the Sheffield central police station is just around the corner so the streets are also flowing with police cars, vans and walking men. Nevertheless, with the information we had, we were just getting inside, when someone in the 'lethal' pub opposite called out and we retreated.

At this point we had been up since 5.30am and weren't particularly bothered about the situation we could get into so we decided to toss it and just get inside. Therefore, scrambling in with a joining officer also shouting at us wasn't the best, but probably worth it. We lost a man also who was told to make us come out yet we persisted and began our explore, if rushed.







Cells





Court 1









Court 2





Court 3





With that, we headed out and for some reason our exit was pretty clear. Perhaps, the officer wanted to watch the ongoing Wednesday game in his car, because he was nowhere to be seen.

Thanks for reading :)
 

UrbandonedTeam

the north
28DL Full Member
#3
I just want to say you fucking pricks, presumeably the easy access is now sealed. Get some common sence and consideration about people wanting to go in after you.
Haha this one has been accessible on and off for years. At this point, if you haven't gone in, it's not really my problem. And it wasn't an easy access nevertheless, which is why we were seen going in.
 

UrbandonedTeam

the north
28DL Full Member
#9
Good effort but middle of the day, really? Everyone knows this is one you need to do with subtlety. Not cool.
Problem is, with no car, it's physically impossible for us to get here at any other time from where we live. The site hasn't been sealed as far as I know as someone was there yesterday.
 

HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#10
Yup. If there was ever an early Sunday morning job, this is it. Even then this neck of Sheff is really busy. Waited years to do this place. Had numerous PMs since I posted my report. All ignored. Only a matter of time before it resealed.
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
#12
Problem is, with no car, it's physically impossible for us to get here at any other time from where we live. The site hasn't been sealed as far as I know as someone was there yesterday.
With that in mind, you didn't once think that maybe just maybe if you can't get there early enough it's maybe not the best idea to try it in the middle of the day?

Some places, most normal places I'd say you can do whenever you like, with others discretion really is needed to avoid something like this happening. I thought the idea was to get into places without being seen, not to climb in right in front of people after being told off!

Maybe I'm being too old and grumpy but it's blatant stuff like that which can all too easily result in stuff being sealed up.
 

dave

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#13
Lost count the number of times ive past this place over the years and wanted to get in, then on one very rare occasion on passing i saw an open door couldnt believe my luck i was convinced it was workmen in there, there was nobody to be seen inside, spent about 30 to 40 minutes photographing as much as i could then just casually strolled out in broad daylight middle of the day and a very bust street. I was thinking what is all the fuss about getting into this place. Seriously though i was very lucky that day and maybe should have spent a little longer inside.
 

HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#14
With that in mind, you didn't once think that maybe just maybe if you can't get there early enough it's maybe not the best idea to try it in the middle of the day?

Some places, most normal places I'd say you can do whenever you like, with others discretion really is needed to avoid something like this happening. I thought the idea was to get into places without being seen, not to climb in right in front of people after being told off!

Maybe I'm being too old and grumpy but it's blatant stuff like that which can all too easily result in stuff being sealed up.
<==== This basically.
 

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