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Sheffield-Wharncliffe works

 

The old Wharncliffe Fire Clay Works is a Grade II listed building close to Sheffield's city centre. The tiles they produced are used on the building, which was owned by the firm of John Armitage and Sons.  This housed their showroom - the actual factory was at Deepcar, about seven miles to the north of the city.  The name "Wharncliffe" was used because the mineral beds Armitage (originally a glazier) used (from which clay and coal were extracted) were leased to him by  Edward Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 3rd Baron Wharncliffe.  Armitage even called the house he built, Wharncliffe Villa!

 

Sheffield-Wharncliffe works

 

The old Wharncliffe Fire Clay Works is a Grade II listed building close to Sheffield's city centre. The tiles they produced are used on the building, which was owned by the firm of John Armitage and Sons.  This housed their showroom - the actual factory was at Deepcar, about seven miles to the north of the city.  The name "Wharncliffe" was used because the mineral beds Armitage (originally a glazier) used (from which clay and coal were extracted) were leased to him by  Edward Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 3rd Baron Wharncliffe.  Armitage even called the house he built, Wharncliffe Villa!

 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 May 2019, 01:16
Makes an impressive facade, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It does indeed - the Victorians knew how to dress up their industry smile
Jolie façade bien décorée.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 May 2019, 06:44
Very agreeable isn't it to see evidence of old Sheffield still around
Tom Wilson: Not too much of it left, but at least this one is listed!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2019, 07:46
A very impressive facade! Industrial architecture is very interesting.
Tom Wilson: Certainly the Victorians liked decoration smile
He was clearly keeping in with his supplier
Tom Wilson: In a big way!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 May 2019, 08:24
A great business to have back then I suppose Tom.
Tom Wilson: Indeed it was - with both coal and clay to mine.
That centrepiece is very fine work.
Tom Wilson: Outstanding, isn't it?
What beautiful work and interesting to see two types of clay.
Tom Wilson: Yes, excellent work.
Very nice facia Tom.
Tom Wilson: Amazing that it has survived, given the development that has gone on.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2019, 22:06
I like the intricate design here. Was Armitage anything to do with the bathroom fittings?
Tom Wilson: According to Wikipedia, Armitage Shanks was so-called because it was established in the Staffordshire village of "Armitage" - so no connection smile
I really like that!
Tom Wilson: Classy Victorian style smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 8 May 2019, 18:49
beautiful stonework

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