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Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Sheffield Town Hall is a building in the City of Sheffield, England. The building is used by Sheffield City Council, and also contains a publicly displayed collection of silverware. The current building, Sheffield's fourth town hall, is located on Pinstone Street. It was designed by the London-based architect E. W. Mountford and constructed over a seven-year period from 1890 to 1897, opening on 21 May 1897. An extension designed by F. E. P. Edwards was completed in 1923.ExteriorThe design of the exterior echoed to a certain extent the architecture of the adjacent St. Paul's Church of 1720 (now demolished). During construction, the building was criticised for its expensive embellishments. The exterior is built of Stoke stone from the Stoke Hall Quarry in Grindleford, Derbyshire and is decorated with carvings by F. W. Pomeroy. The friezes depict the industries of Sheffield, and the 64 metre high clock-tower is surmounted by a statue of Vulcan. Bells were never installed in the clock-tower, but in 2002 an electronic bell sound system was added to provide hourly strikes and Westminster-style quarter chimes.The building was opened by Queen Victoria, using a remote control lock from her carriage. The turning of the key in the lock triggered a light in the building which was the signal for three concealed men to open the gates.
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  • View built a long time ago. Sheffield has a variety of activities for the citizens, a lot of the wedding. If you are a wedding celebration to convey the greetings of the afore-mentioned.
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  • Having gone to University in the city for six years I never stepped inside the building, but admired the beautiful architecture on the way to/from the railway station on a daily basis. Having been inv...  read more »
  • The architecture is lovely but the peace gardens next door are amazing. Fountains and well kept gardens an oasis in the City centre. Look out for the Standard measure!! 
  • A beautiful British Victorian building with the history of the industrial revolution built into it. A true delight to see and look around. The stair case is grand in its materials but no in its style. A little tip - on the first floor, just by the central staircase, you go through a meeting room and then that's where the mens toilets are. These appear to be untouched in terms of fixture and fittings for decades, and they're a magnificent unexpected gem within this handsome building.
  • The fountains are a great touch to an other wise dull building
  • Good looking building
  • I like it. Suitably attractive, civic and officious.
  • The Loos in the registry office were very nice.
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