Entrance Gateway To Thomas Frith And Sons Siemens Department

26 Aug 2002
Entrance Gateway To Thomas Frith And Sons Siemens Department, Saville Street East, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2169 IOE Records taken by Barbara A West; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Barbara A West. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: West, Barbara A

Rights Holder: West, Barbara A


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