Globe Works, Penistone Road - Sheffield

Dating to 1825, with later C19 workshop ranges, this is Sheffield's earliest known surviving example of a purpose-built cutlery and edge tool works retaining both its front display range and workshop ranges. It incorporates four hand forges and the only known remaining example of urban back-to-back grinding hulls. The front range of this complex is occupied and in good condition and is not considered to be at risk, but the rear ranges are derelict and in poor condition.

Globe Works, Penistone Road - Sheffield
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: GLOBE WORKS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1271128
  • Local Planning Authority: Sheffield
  • Site Type: Industrial > Metal industry site


  • Building Name: Globe Works
  • County: South Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Sheffield
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Sheffield Central
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Jane Jackson 01904 601880

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England