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Report - Sheffield Crown Court, March 2014

Altair

Poking holes since '84
28DL Full Member
#1
Sheffield Crown Court​


So after teasing you with a few pictures on faceache, I bring you, yet another report from this place! Visited on a rather hungover and sleep deprived, March Sunday morning following a certain meeting with other like minded degenerates! On this little Sunday morning stroll was, The Stig, Auntie Knickers, H1971, King Mongoose and The Wombat. Interesting entry which included the very rare sight of the 'Lesser non-Ninja Flying Wombat' :D


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.


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

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22. Finally the motley crew :D
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Thanks for looking :thumb
 

AuntieKnickers

inquisitive historian
Regular User
#3
Nice set there mate.
Funny enough the fall didn't break The Wombat .... That was the spoons breakfast afterwards :D
 

Altair

Poking holes since '84
28DL Full Member
#4
Thanks guys and girls, it was a good weekend had by all :)

very nice pal...you took your time posting these.
Love the group shop with G.I Jayne :thumb
To be honest that's record timing for me, still got a Wales report and another load from Dover, dating back to July and October respectfully, I'll get them done one day :D
 

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#5
Interesting entry which included the very rare sight of the 'Lesser non-Ninja Flying Wombat' :D
A rare sight indeed, lol :D
Mental note... never to go exploring after 16 gallons of beer and 3 hours sleep! :p:

Cracking photos mate :thumb
 

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