Description: Premises of Guest and Chrimes
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335670
OS Grid Reference: SK4259892528
OS Grid Coordinates: -691026, -15286931
Latitude/Longitude: 1,000.0000, 1,000.0000
SK4292 ROTHERHAM DON STREET
9/38 Premises of
Guest and Chrimes
Foundry offices and workshops. Probably 1848, for Guest and Chrimes. Red
brick in Flemish bond, Welsh slate roof. Main facade: 3 storeys, 2:5:2 bays;
12-bay continuation to right with 2-storey, 7-bay addition beyond. Wings to
rear incorporated within later additions to foundry complex. Main facade:
plinth, quoinstrips to principal bay divisions. Central, 3-bay waggon entrance
with altered surround having sunken panels to jambs and lintel. Door with
overlight to bay 2 has pilaster jambs and keyed archivolt. Ground- and lst-floor
sill bands, all windows with round-headed sashes with margin-light glazing bars.
Outer bays have gauged-brick arches with imposts and keystones. Central bays
similar but with archivolts, ground-floor windows to bays 3 and 7 emphasized by
pilaster jambs. 2nd floor: sill band links square openings with C20 casements.
Plain frieze, moulded cornice; blocking course with central 3-bay parapet flanked
by dies and console brackets. Hipped roof to left with 2 corniced end stacks.
Central cupola base (cupola removed).
12-bay continuation to right, set back, has sill bands to each floor and window
openings with white-brick segmental arches with keystone to bays 1-5.
Ground floor: door to bay 4 with pilaster jambs and archivolt in corniced projection.
Margin-light sashes to bays 1-3; renewed casements to bays 5-8; old iron casements
with glazing bars to bays 9-12. C20 casements to upper floors. Roof dormer above
bay 8. Hipped roof to right. Straight joint at junction with lower 7-bay addition
Rear: elongated wings to rear left, rear centre and rear right; many windows
retain old iron casements. Wing to rear right, incorporated within later
structure, has rectangular water tower.
Left return: side wall of rear-left wing has segmentally-arched windows with C20
casements to lst-floor, 2nd-floor openings bricked.
The company enjoyed rapid expansion following the invention by Edward Chrimes of
the 'High Pressure Loose Valve Screw-Down Cock', the forerunner of the modern
Listing NGR: SK4259892528
Source: English Heritage
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