Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: The Citadel, Sheffield, South Yorks, June 2020

  1. #1
    Join Date
    January 2013
    Location
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
    Posts
    5,074
    Thanked
    10175

    Default The Citadel, Sheffield, South Yorks, June 2020


    1. The History
    Not too much history on this place. It was designed by William Gillbee Scott (1857-1930), who had conceived the Gower Street Memorial Chapel in London and located opposite John Lewis in the city centre. The foundation stones were laid in September 1892 and with construction completed by the end of 1893, the Citadel opened in January 1894 as the headquarters of the Salvation. and according to the application and cost £7,500 to build. The Castellated style red-brick building (complete with crenelated parapet with machicolations and a 3-stage square turret on stepped corbels) underwent some alterations in the 1950s. Internally, the key feature was its theatre-like auditorium with its ramped seating and gallery which could seat up to 1,800 people, along with its large central rooflight.

    It was Grade II listed in December 1995 and four years later in 1999, the church moved its Sheffield headquarters to Sharrow in 1999 meaning the building has stood empty for just over 20 years.



    The citadel become the location of protests in 2012 when 'Occupy Sheffield' took possession and renamed it 'The Citadel of Hope’ on the basis of a so-called ‘Section 6′ notice. There is also hope that the building can be repurposed. WMA Architects, on behalf of Tandem Properties, submitted full planning and listed building applications in October 2019 for work on The Citadel on Cross Burgess Street. Hence the interior of the four-storey building is set to be modernised to make it suitable for use as a food and drink establishment, while retaining its historic features.

    2. The Explore
    I’ve probably walked past this building and taken more externals of it than any other building. Ironically, I have never been inside. It’s occasionally popped up on here but access has been only occasional and fleeting. Hence finally being able to explore this once lockdown had eased was a big thing for me. Once in I had the place to myself bar a few of our feathered friends. The place is in pretty good nick and looks relatively dry. The façade of the building is one of the nicest in Sheffield and the main auditorium the main thing to see internally. I hope it does get repurposed successfully in a sympathetic manner, but it was really nice to see it after all these years.

    3. The Pictures

    Let’s kick off with a few external pics of the building’s wonderful façade:

    2020-06-10_10-12-20 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    CCurbex6 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    2020-06-10_10-11-37 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    SallyA03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Sally A 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And we’re in!

    Sally A 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Not sure that would go that far these days:

    Sally A 18 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Staircase up:

    Sally A 19 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6418 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This is the only bit stained glass I could find in the place:

    img6419 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    View of the stage in the morning light:

    Sally A 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    View from the stage:

    Sally A 13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Looking back up at the gallery:

    Sally A 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Sally A 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And that roof:

    img6412bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Sound system:

    img6406 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A few from higher up:

    Sally A 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Sally A 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The staircase down:

    Sally A 14 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6414 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    There’s not much in there but there is this old safe:

    Sally A 17 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6411 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6410 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6409bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6402 by HughieDW, on Flickr

  2. Thanks given by: dewdrop, Hugh Jorgan, loulou, Mearing, Mikeymutt, Tbolt, theartist, The_Derp_Lane, tony willett
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    August 2016
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    640
    Thanked
    908

    Default


    Well sir, that's bloody lovely is that!
    Great pics and great write up.
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

  5. Thanks given by: HughieD
  6. #3
    Join Date
    October 2013
    Posts
    3,112
    Thanked
    11676

    Default


    Beautiful place mate and nicely documented as always. Heard it's sealed now
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

  7. Thanks given by: HughieD
  8. #4
    Join Date
    January 2013
    Location
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
    Posts
    5,074
    Thanked
    10175

    Default


    Quote Originally Posted by Tbolt View Post
    Well sir, that's bloody lovely is that!
    Great pics and great write up.
    Much appreciated mate.

  9. #5
    Join Date
    January 2013
    Location
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
    Posts
    5,074
    Thanked
    10175

    Default


    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Beautiful place mate and nicely documented as always. Heard it's sealed now
    Cheers Mikey. To be honest that wouldn't surprise me mate. Probably for the best rather than it getting trashed...

  10. Thanks given by: Mikeymutt
  11. #6
    Join Date
    February 2007
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    3,038
    Thanked
    572

    Default


    Great pics Hughie, it is such a nice building I hope it is saved
    Aversos Compono Animos

Similar Threads

  1. Damflask Spillway, Sheffield, S.Yorks, June 2020
    By HughieD in forum Misc Sites
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12th Jun 20, 06:18
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14th Mar 20, 15:33
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19th Feb 20, 00:07
  4. Eye Witness Works, Sheffield, South Yorks, July 2019
    By HughieD in forum Industrial Sites
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13th Sep 19, 20:43
  5. Eye Witness Works, Sheffield, South Yorks, March 2019
    By HughieD in forum Industrial Sites
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23rd Mar 19, 22:25

About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us