Basic Site Details

Name: Sheffield Municipal Buildings
Town, district or village: Sheffield
City or county: Yorkshire
Country: England
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Notes: Competition in two stages, both assessed by Alfred Waterhouse; 179 entries in total.

Entries also submitted in first stage by R Stark Wilkinson; John Johnson; Heathcote & Rawl; E H Selby & H S Daniels; Dunn, Hanson & Dunn with F B Bond; A J Pilkington; W J H Leverton; Boot & Chadwick; John Robinson; Campbell Jones; Farrow & Nisbett; J W E Tilley; H H Statham; and Arnold Mitchell & Butler.

Harvey & Bernard Smith, Tulloch of London, and B Wollard also reached the second stage.

Cost: £80,000.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Municipal building  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31889  Competition - E W Mountford placed first
Item 2 of 31890 Design exhibitedJames A Morris design
Item 3 of 31891 Design exhibitedHowie & Walton competition design


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 19Henry Thomas HareArchitect 1889(?)1890Competition design - reached second stage
Item 2 of 19J Coates CarterArchitect 1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 19James LindsayArchitect 18891890Competition design - reached second stage (£100 premium)
Item 4 of 19John SlaterArchitect 1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 5 of 19Paul OgdenArchitect 1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 19Robert Alexander BriggsArchitect 1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 7 of 19William HenmanArchitect 1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 8 of 19James Archibald MorrisArchitectB1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 9 of 19James Kennedy HunterArchitectB1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 10 of 19Morris & HunterArchitectural practiceB1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 11 of 19Arthur Richard George FenningArchitectD1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 12 of 19Seth-Smith & FenningArchitectural practiceD1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 13 of 19William Howard Seth-SmithArchitectD1889 Competition design - not successful
Item 14 of 19Edward Mitchel GibbsArchitectE1889 Competition design - reached second stage
Item 15 of 19Flockton & GibbsArchitectural practiceE1889 Competition design - reached second stage
Item 16 of 19Edward William MountfordArchitect 1890 Won competition and secured job
Item 17 of 19Henry Denison WaltonArchitectC1891 Competition design - not successful
Item 18 of 19W H Howie & H D WaltonArchitectural practiceC1891 Competition design - not successful
Item 19 of 19William Holmes HowieArchitectC1891 Competition design - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1891   769 (Howie & Walton)
Item 2 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1890, no 1872 (James A Morris)
Item 3 of 4Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5BuilderLate 1889LVII pp175, 187, 307, 400 & 431
Item 2 of 5BuilderEarly 1890LVIII pp23, 40, 53, 57, 79, 101, 230, 304i, 340i, 376i, 417i, 452, 461, 465 & 670i
Item 3 of 5BuilderLate 1890LIX pp9i, 25, 30i, 48i, 67i, 88i, 269i & 419i
Item 4 of 5BuilderEarly 1891LX p490i
Item 5 of 5BuilderLate 1891LXI pp30i & 189i