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  1. UK Sheffield Crown Courts

    Hi Everyone Here are some photos from a recent explore to Sheffield Crown Courts with @Hydro & @R0tt3nW00d The place has seen better days its looking quite beat up and run down now a lot of vandalism and graffiti unfortunately now this visit was back quarter of 2016 Hope you like them. Constructive criticism and advice welcome
  2. Various Visits with -Raz- and a selection of non members Bit of History; Built in 1806/7, this building was origninally the town hall for sheffield. It was extending in1833 and again in 1866 this time with the addition of the clock tower. In the 1890's the town hall was converted into the Crown court house as it was now too small for the growing population of sheffield to be a viable town hall. The courts used to be linked to the near by police station however these tunnels have now been bricked up. In the 1990's the courts moved to the new premisis and the last attendance was on the 27th of October 1995 leaving the old court house to rot. The building is now Grade 2 listed and is considered one of the most at risk buildings by the victorian society. Explores; Always a good one dispite the close proximity to the police station and high streets of lower sheffield, and the addition of the noisiest, most awkward entrance known to man, this is usually a quiet explore where you can really get a feel for the place. Every time i have been we have been joined by other explorers such as TrevBish. On one particular explore we arrived a little early so we slept in the courts for a few hours waiting for the place to get light! Never ever turn down a selfie oppurtunity! Apologies for the HDR in this one, i did go through a stage where everything was ruined by it If you got this far, thanks for reading
  3. With only 3 hours sleep and a raging hangover from a couple of ‘quiet’ beers the night before, this was never going to be an easy explore. Suffered some post beer injuries, and a nasty fall here! Finally got the camera back after being fixed, so hope you like my shots. The place is huge and enjoyed a few hours explore here. The courts were impressive, but it was the atmospheric cells that was the best part. I wander how many people have spent the night in those cells waiting to find out the fate of their life the next day. Group explore with the most excellent company of The Stig, Auntieknickers, H1971, King Mongoose, Altair, and some bloke called Ninja Wombat. This place was awesome, Thanks for having me along Sheffield Court House was commissioned to replace Sheffield's original Town Hall, which had opened in 1700 having been designed by William Renny. The Old Town Hall was built in 1807–8 by Charles Watson, and was designed to house not only the Town Trustees but also the Petty and Quarter Sessions. The initial building was a five-bay structure fronting Castle Street, but it was extended in 1833 and again in 1866 by William Flockton, the most prominent feature was the new central clock tower over a new main entrance that reoriented the building to Waingate. At the same time, the building's courtrooms were linked by underground passages to the neighbouring Sheffield Police Offices.The first Town Council was elected in 1843 and took over the lease of the Town Trustees' Hall in 1866. The following year, the building was extensively renovated, with a clock tower designed by Flockton & Abbott being added. By the 1890s, the building had again become too small, and the current Sheffield Town Hall was built further south. The Old Town Hall was again extended in 1896–97, by the renamed Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton, and became Sheffield Crown Court and Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises, and since at least 1997 to present, the building remains empty.In 2007, it was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings most at-risk. The cells and finally, the external
  4. I travelled up to York for a wedding last week so decided to make the most of my time oop north and spent a couple of days in Sheffield. I visited the courts with Acid- Reflux who was kind enough to revisit the place on my behalf. Seeing as I had my suit with me I figured it would be rude if I didn't wear it in court. The policeman's hat was a last minute idea I had as I walked past a fancy dress shop the day before. Credit goes to Acid- Reflux for taking those shots I have to say this place is pretty spectacular, it's unbelievable to see all those beautiful mahogany court rooms and that staircase laying to waste. We were surprised to be the only visitors for the duration, I realise a lot of people have reported on this spot recently so I hope my take on it adds something a bit different. The History: Sheffield Old Town Hall stands on Waingate in central Sheffield, England, opposite Castle Market. The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield's first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little prospect for extension. The Old Town Hall was built in 1807–8 by Charles Watson, and was designed to house not only the Town Trustees but also the Petty and Quarter Sessions. The initial building was a five-bay structure fronting Castle Street, but it was extended in 1833 and again in 1866 by William Flockton (1804–1864) of Sheffield and his partner for the project, Abbott; the most prominent feature was the new central clock tower over a new main entrance that reoriented the building to Waingate. At the same time, the building's courtrooms were linked by underground passages to the neighbouring Sheffield Police Offices. The first Town Council was elected in 1843 and took over the lease of the Town Trustees' hall in 1866. The following year, the building was extensively renovated, with a clock tower designed by Flockton & Abbott being added. By the 1890s, the building had again become too small, and the current Sheffield Town Hall was built further south. The Old Town Hall was again extended in 1896–97, by the renamed Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton, and became Sheffield Crown Court and Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises, and since at least 1997 to present, the building remains disused. In 2007, it was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings most at-risk (most at risk of becoming the most over-explored building in the UK perhaps?). Exterior Cell block Court Rooms It was him.... It wasn't me.... The Stairs Other bits and pieces Clock Tower
  5. Northern Trip Part 3 – Sheffield Crown Court So, continuing to try and cheer myself up; I went on a long awaited Northern Tour with my close friend TBM. After replacing his rig he very kindly gave me his now not needed Sigma 10-20 lens. Unfortunately we did not notice until the last moment that this lens had a slight fault with the mount, causing some focussing issues in many of my photos. But I didn’t let this dampen my trip. What a weekend, I have got some serious photos and experiences from this under my belt now and I hope you enjoy. So onto the second site of the day; the very popular Sheffield Crown Courts. I instantly fell in love with this site. Peely Paint, miles and miles of wood carving, and every room a story to tell. The light in here was lovely and so were the views from the roof. I was really looking forward to this and the interiors did not disappoint, even if my damaged lens created disappointing photos. Sheffield Old Town Hall was commissioned to replace Sheffield's original town hall, which had opened in 1700 and was designed by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little room or chance for extension. The Old Town Hall was constructed between 1807–8 by Charles Watson; and was designed to house not only the Town Trustees but also the Petty and Quarter Sessions. Initially the building was a five-bay structure fronting Castle Street, but an extension was built in 1833 and once again in 1866 by William Flockton (1804-1864) of Sheffield and his partner. The most prominent feature was the new central clock tower over a new main entrance that reoriented the building to Waingate. During this time, the building's courtrooms were linked by underground passages to the neighboring Sheffield Police Offices. By the 1890s, the building had again become too small for the large, thriving city of Sheffield, and the current Sheffield Town Hall was built further south. In 1896-7 the Town Hall underwent one more extension by Gibbs & Flockton, and became Sheffield Crown Court and Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises. The building has stood empty since at least 1997. Northern Trip Part 4 – Fletchers Paper Mill Oldham More At: Sheffield Crown Court - a set on Flickr
  6. The highlight on our Northern Road trip, visted with SX-RiffRaff, cheers pal for the driving ,after a rather noisey and quite a painful entry on the man gems, we got in - and what a treat! The lower levels where live, with signs of squatters in one of the lower rooms, with a working TV and Christmas lights (was tempting to stick them in a window;) ) there's about 3/4 main courts, but 2 being too dark to photograph, many other rooms, with secret passages staircases leading from the holding cells to the courts above. one of my favorite places so far! so yeah, here's some piccys =) Took this on the way out, just before we headed to a little cafe for breakfast, needless to say she was shocked to hear a kent accent this got a tad hairy, when a pigeon decided to sit on a rafter right above where i was climbing the ladder Thanks for reading! More on my flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mperryphotography/
  7. Sheffield Crown Courts - September 2013 A scoot back over to Sheffield to re-visit the Crown Courts and George Barnsleys again as I really wanted to have a bash at shooting them both black and white. Spot on morning with excellent company... OM-D & 35mm. Cheers for looking....
  8. I'm not normally know for buildings but this is one of those places that I just had to visit The building besides a little peeling paint is in pretty good condition and I spent several hours covering the whole site from the underground to the roof top and all the bit in the middle If you get a chance to visit I recommend it, I'd love to do the roof at night The Cells And Below Moving up Someone left the lights on which unnerved me a bit Secret bathroom One of the main court rooms and the other And onto the roof
  9. A nice Sunday spend having a wander round the Potteries of stoke...a selection of my pics from..Ainsleys..Wetherbys and Tam Crown Works..all interesting sites with bits and bobs left behind..for some reason i have no externals aplolgies for that..on with the pics..
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