Mappin Building And Attached Railings / Department Of Applied Science, West Range Only (University Of Sheffield)

16 Apr 2006
Mappin Building And Attached Railings, Mappin Street, 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.


SK3487SE MAPPIN STREET 784-1/23/501 (East side) 28/06/73 Mappin Building and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: MAPPIN STREET Department of Applied Science, west range only (University of Sheffield))


University teaching and laboratory building and attached railing. Early C20. By Gibbs, Flockton & Teather. Brick with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Baroque Revival style. EXTERIOR: plinth, quoins, modillion wooden eaves. 3 storeys plus basement; 33 window range arranged 3:8:3:1:3:1:3:8:3. Windows are mainly segment-headed sashes, 12 and 15 panes, the upper ones being smaller. All have brick drip moulds and keystones. Richly decorated central block, 2 storeys, has a projecting centre with rusticated piers under a pediment, which rises through an open balustrade with corner dies and urn finials. Roof topped with a domed octagonal lantern. Central Venetian window with cornice and wrought-iron balcony, and above it a round window with swags. On each side, a similar Venetian window with a simpler balcony. Central moulded round-arched entrance with enriched keystone flanked by wreaths, with ornate iron gates, and flanking lamps on the balustrade walls of the steps. On each side, a large triple glazing bar sash with keystones. Beyond, on either side, a recessed bay, single windows, and beyond again, a 3-window projection with angle pilasters to the 2 upper floors and a segmental pediment. Beyond again, recessed bays, 8 windows. At each end, a projecting pavilion, 3 windows, with a slightly projecting centre with angle pilasters to the 2 upper floors. Open pediment containing a round window with 4 keystones. Roof topped with square domed wooden lantern. Right return has to left a 5 window block with projecting centre, 3 windows, under a pediment containing a round window.

To right, a flat-roofed porch with round-headed doorway and pedimented keystone. To right, a 2-storey range, 4 windows, with hipped roof and large ridge stack. 12 pane sash to left and three 9 pane sashes to right. Below, to left, a corniced doorcase, and to its right, three 9 pane sashes. Plain left return has 5 windows on each floor. INTERIOR not inspected. Outside, attached spiked cast-iron railing with brick plinth with stone coping, returned along both sides.

Listing NGR: SK3473387357


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


Ashlar, Brick, Cast Iron, Slate, Stone, Victorian Laboratory, 20th Century Industrial, Education, University, Railings, Monument <By Form>, Barrier