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Premises of Guest and Chrimes, Rotherham

Description: Premises of Guest and Chrimes

Grade: II
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

Location: Don Street, Rotherham S60 1QY

Locality: Rotherham
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S60 1QY

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Listing Text

(west side)
9/38 Premises of
Guest and Chrimes
- II
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
in keeping.
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
domestic tap.

Listing NGR: SK4259892528

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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