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Report - Warriss Master Cutlers and Silversmiths - Sheffield - June 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by WildBoyz, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. WildBoyz

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    Warriss is a former Master Cutlers and Silversmiths of Sheffield and now lies abandoned, left as a crumbling symbol of Sheffield’s industrial demise. Thomas Warriss first registered as a silversmith in 1855, however, this site wasn’t opened until 1994 – although it is likely that the site was used as a cutlers and silversmiths previous to the arrival of Warriss. It seems that the Warriss company name continued to exist up until around 2008; an assumption based on the dated documentation that is scattered across the workshops and office floors. Like most other Master Culters and Silversmiths, Warriss moved premises a number of times as the company became more established. The current Warriss site is the archetypal Master Cutlers and Silversmiths as the premises principally consists of small workshops; worn wooden floorboards, benches and shelves; narrow staircases and traditional tools and equipment. Equally, the workshops have been specifically designed to maximise sunlight across the workspaces. Of the many items produced, some of the typical ones included; knives and forks, jewellery, tea pots, hip flasks and candle sticks. Many of the old tools and machines lie silent throughout the workshops, and some of the produce and materials used in their production can still be found; all discarded in the dusty stillness that surrounds them.

    We’ve walked past this building hundreds of times, on various journeys across Sheffield, yet, until today, we never realised how interesting it is on the inside. After navigating our way inside, using an interesting access point, we spent hours looking at many items and objects of the past. As mentioned earlier, there was a calm stillness throughout, creating a particular aura that felt good against the busier city streets outside.

    1: Warriss Master Cutlers and Silversmiths, Sheffield

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    2: Warriss Box and Sheffield Steelers Plaque

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    3: A Warriss Produced Knife

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    4: Street-Facing Workshop

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    5: Bottles of Chemicals

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    6: Box of Large Antlers

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    7: Pay as You Go Power Box

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    8: Doorway to Workshop

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    9: Warriss Front of Shop Sign

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    10: Part of Upstairs Office

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    11: Display Cabinets and Open Briefcase

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    12: Old-School Workspace

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    13: Advertisement Leaflet

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    14: Advertisement Leaflet and Ring Boxes

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    15: Inside of Advertisement Leaflet

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    16: Incomplete Produce

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    17: Display Box and Broken Knife

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    18: Box of Spare Handles (For Knifes and Forks Etc.)

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    19: Large Display Box

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    20: Boxes of Smaller Antlers (Smoothed)

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    21: Rear Workshop

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  2. eclectic

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    Nice report buddy :)
     
  3. Idavoll

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    Nice one, some good looking cheese knives there ;). Looks like a really interesting place - wonder why they just upped and left all those pieces of antler?!
     
  4. ACID- REFLUX

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    Nice ones mate :thumb

    Nice mix with the B&W

    Good to see it do-able ish again :)
     
  5. WildBoyz

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  6. The Wombat

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    good report mate
     
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    Love it! Good stuff.
     
  8. Camera Shy

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    Really nice that, great set of images.
     
  9. catbalou

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    I like that, always nice to see a place with things still in it :)
    lovely photos too.
     
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    Wonder how long till it resembles George barnsley's
    Some good pics there
     
  11. wellingtonian

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    Place is full of good stuff. Well done :thumb
     
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    Fantastic work and really well shot.
     
  13. WildBoyz

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    Cheers for posting this up, it looks like a brilliant mooch :)
     
  15. WildBoyz

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    One of Sheffield's finest, well worth a visit!
     
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