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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE BUILDING

List entry Number: 1271137

Location

PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE BUILDING, 87 AND 89, PINSTONE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SheffieldMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 455953

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Details

SHEFFIELD

SK3587SW PINSTONE STREET 784-1/24/593 (South East side) 28/06/73 Nos.87 AND 89 Prudential Assurance Building

GV II

Offices and shops. 1896. By Alfred Waterhouse. For the Prudential Assurance Co. Red brick with granite plinth and terracotta dressings, with steep pitched plain tile roof and single ridge and 2 gable stacks, all panelled and coped. Renaissance Revival style. EXTERIOR: plinth, first floor and third floor cornices, the latter dentilled. Fourth floor has half-octagonal buttresses to each bay, topped with pinnacles. 4 storeys plus attics; 7 window range. Polygonal facade on corner site. Windows are mainly cross mullioned casements. At the apex of the corner, four 2-light windows, those to the second floor in segment-headed recesses. To left, two 3-light windows, and to right, single 3-light windows. Fourth floor has similar fenestration, with a panel above the central pair of windows inscribed "Prudential Assurance", and machicolated parapets over the flanking pairs of windows. Above the centre, a large segmental pedimented gable flanked by spired buttresses and topped with an urn, with 2 plain sashes with transoms and fanlights. On either side, 2 box dormers with single and double glazing bar lights. To left, a smaller gable with concave ramped coping and finial, also with 2 plain sashes with transoms and fanlights. Ground floor has in the centre three 2-light windows with panelled and enriched pilasters between them. To left, a large basket-arched doorway, then a 3-light window. To right, a moulded elliptical arched doorway with fanlight, then a basket arched shopfront with transom and glazing-bar overlight. INTERIOR not inspected. This building is one of many in this style designed by Waterhouse for the Prudential Assurance Co.

Listing NGR: SK3533187057

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National Grid Reference: SK 35331 87057

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