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Visited this place back in September with Urblex. Been wanting to see this place for a while now and it sure did not disappoint. Loved everything about this spot, with my fave part being the cells, bloody loved the peeling paint in these. Great to see. Some interesting scrawling on the back of the cell doors also. We also came across evidence that someone had been living in the building at some point. Thankfully they where not home when we called. A fine start to a great day. Thanks to Ublex for his usual cool company :thumb

 

History Stolen From Urblex :smile:

"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 Court Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises, and since at least 1997 to present, the building remains disused.

In 2008, it was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings most at-risk. The campaign group, The Friends of the Old Town Hall was formed in November 2014 with the aim of forcing the buildings owners G1 London Property to state their intentions for its future use. In September 2015 the building was put for sale with an asking price of £2,000,000.But the sale brochure was withdrawn from the internet after about ten days."

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Thanks For Looking :thumb

 

More pics on my Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/135648593@N02/albums/72157658375538104

 

 

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2 hours ago, Merryprankster said:

nice work dude, still need to get this ticked off, thanks for sharing :D  :comp:

Thanks mate :smile: Cant recommend it enough. Reckon I'll be back at some point.

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Nice one mate, yeah this will be in my top 5 for quite a while i reckon. Looks like you did better with the lighting, or lack of lighting than i did. They're all good but loving #13 that is a quality photo!  

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2 hours ago, urblex said:

Nice one mate, yeah this will be in my top 5 for quite a while i reckon. Looks like you did better with the lighting, or lack of lighting than i did. They're all good but loving #13 that is a quality photo!  

Thanks Lex, quite like 13 myself :thumbWas a belter this. It certainly went above and beyond that day :-D

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Ah a classic :thumb

 

I'd forgotten about that floating toilet.

 

I heard the vandals had gotten in - Is that true?

 

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20 hours ago, Hydro3xploric said:

Ah a classic :thumb

 

I'd forgotten about that floating toilet.

 

I heard the vandals had gotten in - Is that true?

 

Thank bud :thumbBloody brilliant place this one. There was some graff in the cells and on some of the upper floors but did not really see anything to bad mate. There was signs that somebody had been living in there so I suppose the infamous entry point must now be know outside of the Urbex community.

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13 hours ago, Urbexbandoned said:

One I need to get ticked off too, nice mate :thumb 

 

Cheers bud :thumbCant recommend this one enough. Get it ticked off mate :)

 

2 hours ago, The_Raw said:

@hamtagger will enjoy that angle of the toilet from underneath in shot 9, defying the laws of gravity that one!

Yep, mad toilet for sure that one. Ghost shits only I'd say :lol: What ya reckon HT.

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