Atlas Works Offices / Queens Works Offices

26 Aug 2002
Atlas Works Offices, Saville Street East, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Queens Works Offices, 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 784-1/6/645 (North West side) 14/09/92 Atlas Works Offices


Formerly known as: Queen's Works offices SAVILE STREET EAST. Steel works offices. 1853, with mid C20 alterations. Partly demolished and refurbished late C20. For Armitage, Frankish & Barker, steel manufacturers. Brick with ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped slate roofs with various stacks. EXTERIOR: plinth, first-floor band, moulded wooden gutter and eaves band with modillions. 2 storeys; 20 window range. To left, a narrow bay with a single plain sash on each floor. To right, a single bay with coped parapet and a round-arched plain sash. To right again, 4 similar round-arched windows flanked by brick pilasters. To right, a segment-headed war memorial panel and a segment-headed glazing bar window. To right again, main range, 2 storeys, with 18 glazing bar sashes on the first floor and 18 segment-headed windows below, all with wooden frames. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: built as the Queen's Works, these buildings were bought in 1856 by John Brown and renamed the Atlas Works.

They formed part of Firth-Brown industrial group, which pioneered the manufacture of cheap bulk steel in Britain, and manufactured steel rails and armour plate. Building vacant at time of survey. (An Architectural Survey of Urban Development Corporation Areas: RCHME: Sheffield: London: 1989-: 25; Recc. from Trades Historical Society).

Listing NGR: SK3695788760


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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