Demolished Sheffield

Star Cinema, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield: demolition (1986)

Demolished Sheffield illustrates some of the Sheffield buildings that have been demolished since the mid-1970s, alongside others that remain but face an uncertain future.

Sheffield’s historic buildings have been retained or rescued in times past by citizens alert to their value, but much has been lost, and some of it is regretted.

Mike Higginbottom’s text draws attention to some of the reasons why much-loved landmarks bite the dust, and queries whether some of them could have had a future.

In particular, the book gives examples of surviving buildings that fall beneath the radar of listing and conservation-area status but can make an important contribution to the townscape and to community well-being.

Demolished Sheffield has 112 A4 pages in full colour and features twenty-seven sites across the city, and one in the Borough of Rotherham.

Contents include –

Buildings that have gone…

Norwood Hall

All Saints’ Parish Church, Ellesmere Road

St Hilda’s Parish Church, Shiregreen

Ritz Cinema, Parson Cross

Huntsman’s Gardens Schools, Attercliffe

Britannia Music Hall, West Bar

Pavilion Cinema, Attercliffe Common      

Electra Palace Cinema, Fitzalan Square

Star Cinema, Ecclesall Road

Hyde Park Flats

Castle Square/“The Hole in the Road”

Buildings with an uncertain future…

Don Cinema, West Bar

Capitol Cinema, Sheffield Lane Top

St Cecilia’s Parish Church, Parson Cross

Timbertop, Shirecliffe

Sandersons Crucible Works, Darnall

Old Town Hall

Buildings that have been saved…

Doncaster Street Cementation Furnace

Hillsborough Barracks

Leah’s Yard, Cambridge Street

Carver Street Methodist Chapel

Lansdowne Cinema, London Road

Abbeydale Picture House

Carbrook Hall

Bodmin Street Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Attercliffe

St Thomas’s Parish Church, Brightside

To see sample pages of Demolished Sheffield, please click here.

To purchase, please click here, or send a cheque for £20.00 per copy payable to Mike Higginbottom at 63 Vivian Road, Sheffield, S5 6WJ.

Contact:  0114-242-0951 or 07946-650672 or

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