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    Heard and read this is a pretty decent mooch so headed down this morning with a couple of mates that had done it before, seemed really busy bumped into loads of explorers on the inside, must say its quite a task entering this place but that's all im saying ;) anyway bit of history and my pics enjoy....



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    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 1896-7, 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

































































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    Excellent images!! Somebody even has the chest GoPro :) I thought this place was great, too! Did you not go up the clock?
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    Cheers dude, yea we had a couple of gopros i had one and the last pic was taken on one, we did see the clocktower and was gonna do it however when we got tocthe room all the floor below it had given way and looked a bit dicey so didnt fancy the drop if floor wentctheough lol, was a good mooch, i recorded most of the explore i just need to get to work editing lol.

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    That's a shame about the floor. There was part of the floor near the library I thought might give way.
    I hope you checked out the roof top?
    You'll have to post the vids in the comments when you've finished editing :)
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    Some fab shots there, love to see this place!
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    Great images,thanks for sharing.

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    Great to see this place again, would be very interested in seeing your video, please do post it up when you're done :D

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    Thanks for the appreciation guys i will grt the vid posted yes, hopefully tomorro at some point the only problem is, i recorded my entry, is it a bit iffy posting that but? Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demon-pap View Post
    Thanks for the appreciation guys i will grt the vid posted yes, hopefully tomorro at some point the only problem is, i recorded my entry, is it a bit iffy posting that but? Lol.
    I wouldn't show the access, just edit it off :)
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