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Guest & Chrimes Ltd, Rotherham, Mar 09 *Exterior Pics Only*

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Locksley

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ooh, my first report! :)

Had a little walk around Rotherham today, and was quite surprised about the sheer amount of interesting stuff.

Guest & Chrimes Ltd were a large Brass Founders and Manufacturers based in Rotherham. Among their main products were "Bateman, Moore's and Chrimes' Patent Hydrants or Fire Cocks, Improved Sluice Cocks, Chrimes' Patent High-pressure Single and Double Loose-valve and Screw-down Cocks, Pilbrow's Patent Water-Waste Preventer, Siemens' Patent Balance Water Meter, Bell and Chrimes' Patent Service Box Valve, and Guest and Chrimes' Registered Service Box. Fire-extinguishing Apparatus of every description, as hand or delivery pipes, jets, jet and spreader, to distribute water in imitation of rain; hose couplings; leather, India rubber, canvas hose, coupling wrenches, etc. Sanitary Vessels, Wash-hand Basins, Urinals, Closet Pans, Plug Basins, Hoppers, etc. of Ridgway's and the best Staffordshire make, and general plumbers' and gas-fitters' products." The company entered these premises around 1857/8, though it seems the building was built before that time.
Loads more info about the place and the blokes behind it all here.

The watertower

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The building has a fantastic classical facade

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Judging by that rather meaty looking iron door, this was probably some sort of loading bay?

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Nice interesting feature "Height of Flood May 14th 1886" it seems to say. No idea what it says under that though. Almost looks latin.

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This was just across the road, a great old canal bridge which presumably split the canal off to the works.

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Cheers for looking.
 

Foxylady

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Lovely looking building. Love those arched windows and the flood height plaque is really cool.
Interesting site and good first report, Locksley.
Cheers. :)
 

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Ace pictures Locks, I love all those big Northern Mills maybe coz we have not got anything like them where I live. Any chanc of some pics of a stationary steam engine house?:)
 

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