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It is a tragedy. SCC should hang their heads in shame.

 

The hospital was old and not fit for purpose .I have my child in that hospital and it was a lovely hospital when it closed the funding went with it ...........x

 

The Jessop Hospital for Women was opened in 1878 with funds from Thomas Jessop, a wealthy steelworks-owner. The architect was John Dodsley Webster.[3] It was built to replace the old Sheffield Hospital for Women at Figtree Lane,[4] which had only nine beds. The building cost £26,000 - a lot of money at the time - all paid for by Jessop. Initially it had fifty-seven beds, and was built in the classic Gothic

 

An Edwardian wing was built later, the hospital now accommodating 151 beds. Between 1927 and 1972 the hospital had a 45 bed annexe at Norton Hall known as the Firth Auxiliary Hospital.[5] A further wing was added in the 1970s, increasing this number to the 217 present at closure in 2001.

 

The main maternity hospital in Sheffield is now the Jessop Wing of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.[6]

 

In 2007 the majority of the 1970s wing was demolished by the University of Sheffield as part of their Jessop West development.[7] The Victorian Wing of the original hospital was converted to house the Department of Music, who occupied it in 2009.[8]

Edited by sand_dollars

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I test that the Sewer Gas Destructor Lamp on Leavygreave Road, next to the original Jessop Hospital building will remain ...

... Forever 'cocking a snook' at the new Engineering Block.

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An Edwardian wing was built later, the hospital now accommodating 151 beds. Between 1927 and 1972 the hospital had a 45 bed annexe at Norton Hall known as the Firth Auxiliary Hospital.[5] A further wing was added in the 1970s, increasing this number to the 217 present at closure in 2001.

 

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You have added to my knowledge. I was born in Norton Hall, my birth certificate states: Jessops Hospital, Norton Annexe.

 

(It was a while ago, my mother always said that there was an air raid on, but I doubt it....)

 

I was always told that the 'central' maternity hospital was dispersed at the start of WW2, with units at Norton, Nether Edge, Chapeltown(?) etc. My mother went to Norton as she lived in Woodseats, etc.

 

I didn't know it opened in 1927.

 

You learn something every day on this site......

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Glad to see work is progressing on the new engineering building, should be impressive once its completed and a great asset to Sheffield! Theres some extra visuals available on the site below

http://www.twelvearchitects.com/portfolio/item/the-university-of-sheffield/

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/faculty/engineering/estate/neb

Edited by MJbayley

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I see that according to that second site it will include a 'book space'. Perhaps this will be what, in ancient times, used to be called a library.

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