Sheffield Pevsner City Guide Ruth Harman, John Minnis

Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides
Publication date:
11 Feb 2005
Yale University Press
336 pages: 216 x 121mm
50 b-w + 120 color illus.
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While Sheffield boasts an extraordinary variety of industrial buildings connected to the metal trades, there is another side to England’s least known big city. Set amidst magnificent scenery, it has an array of handsome Victorian buildings, innovative building projects from the 1950s and 1960s, and exciting newer buildings such as the Millennium Galleries, Winter Garden, and Persistence Works.

This is the first comprehensive architectural guide to Sheffield. It describes the buildings of the city center, those of the inner suburbs, and some outstanding buildings farther out. Such major buildings as the town hall, the two cathedrals, and the Winter Garden receive more detailed treatment, as do the two Universities. Illustrated in color throughout, Sheffield displays in detail this Yorkshire city’s enticing contrasts of industrial heritage and natural beauty.

Ruth Harman is an archivist and architectural historian who lives in Sheffield. John Minnis is an independent architectural historian.

'The Pevsner City Guide to Sheffield lept into the Top 10 sales at Waterstone's book shop in Orchard Square, outselling glitzy titles by TV chef Jamie Oliver and popstar Robbie Williams' - The Sheffield Star 'It's text and illustrations make it an essential book for anyone interested in the city and its historical development' - Contemporary Review 'The indispensable guide' - Family Tree Magazine 'Ruth Harman and John Minnis provide a lively, nuanced and authoritative guide to this little known story' - The Victorian