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SK38NE SAVILE STREET EAST 784-1/6/644 (North West side) 25/03/86 Entrance gateway to Thomas Firth & Sons Siemens Dept
Entrance gateway to former steelworks. c1900. Rusticated ashlar. Plinth and flat coping. Carriage arch with segmental head and multiple keystones, with a doorway below. On either side, a recessed panel with keystone lintel, and above a window. All openings now filled with C20 railings. Below the coping is the inscription " Thos Firth & Sons Ltd Siemens Dept". This was the entrance to the Norfolk (steel) Melting Shop of this famous company. The name refers to the use of the Siemens open-hearth process, which was by 1900 the usual method of making steel in bulk. Sheffield's large scale steel industry was largely relocated in this area from the mid C19 onwards. (Derry TK & William TI: A Short History of Technology: Oxford: 1960-: 484).
Listing NGR: SK3686688675
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Photographer: West, Barbara A
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