Kelham Island Sheffield
Kelham Square letting agents are based in the enviable location of the historic Kelham Island Quarter in Sheffield. We love it here!
Here is a little background and history to our Kelham Island location.
Kelham Island Industrial Conservation Area is situated close to the City Centre alongside the River Don and at the heart of the Don Valley.
The ‘island’ which is approximately 750 metres long, the focus of the conservation area, was created by a man made goit (a mill race) and is important in the historic development of Sheffield.
Kelham Island was one of the first industrial conservation areas in the country to be designated in order to protect its special character and heritage.
It is one of the most important areas across Sheffield identifying the importance and development of the metal trades industry, which formed a huge part of the city’s growth throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
There are a number of elements that make up the special character of the conservation area and justify its designation.
- Importance of Kelham Island area in the growth of the metal trades industry, in particular metal making, shaping and in cutlery production
- The Island which was first formed in the 12th century when the goit was built to provide water power for the Town Corn Mill
- Kelham Island Museum, an industrial museum housed in the former Sheffield Tram Electricity Generating Station
- Kelham Island Brewery, one of several micro-breweries operating within the city
- Architecturally important buildings such as the Grade II* listed Cornish Place (now residential) and Grade II* listed Globe Works (offices)
- Public houses including the Grade II listed ‘Fat Cat’ and a chapel around South Parade, evidence of the community which existed until the mid 19th Century
- The listed weir and Ball Street bridge over the River Don
- Unplanned street pattern which evolved in response to the development of the area (roads running parallel to the river crossed by 3 bridges)
- A number of important unlisted buildings helping contribute to the character of the area.
- Back of pavement development characterised by brick built workshops and grand frontages.
- Some surviving crucible stacks notably Green Lane, Cornish Works and Lion Works demonstrating industrial processes
- Predominantly red brick buildings with historic stone flags and kerbs in courtyard entrances
- Biodiversity along the river, including fresh water fish and variety of bird life such as heron, geese and kingfisher.
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