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Sewer gas destructor lamp, Sheffield - awarded listed status


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Calvin72

The Stewart Rd lamp is by far the best example remaining. This is because it is maintained by a local neighbourhood group. Good on them!

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Oldbloke

Must check the one at the bottom of Upper Albert Road when I pass tomorrow. It's been a long time since I looked, wouldn't be surprised if it's already been stolen.

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SteveHB

Must check the one at the bottom of Upper Albert Road when I pass tomorrow. It's been a long time since I looked, wouldn't be surprised if it's already been stolen.

​The one on Kent Road, has been decapitated.

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duckweed

There are a lot a number that have listed status. One at the top of Sharrow lane is in pretty good condition and one by Jessop Hospital. They are talking of putting Led bulbs in them all. Don't see why they can't be used the way they were meant to be used . 

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Oldbloke

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There are a lot a number that have listed status. One at the top of Sharrow lane is in pretty good condition and one by Jessop Hospital. They are talking of putting Led bulbs in them all. Don't see why they can't be used the way they were meant to be used . 

​Because they have to improve old things to make them totally useless and worthless, in preparation for destroying them completely. This is Sheffield after all, look at the other stuff they've improved for us.

*I'm going outside to spit now. :(

 

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Unitedite Returns

*I'm going outside to spit now. :( - I'm sure that you can get prosecuted for that nowadays.

Go and vandalise some listed heritage items of historic significance instead - I'm sure that you are far less likely to get prosecuted for that kind of behaviour.

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Ursa Minor

Can't understand why some of these sewer gas destructor lamps are not Grade II listed when the majority of them are. For example the one at the junction of Worrall Road and Langsett Avenue (pictured) is unlisted as is the one on Stothard Road at Crookes while nearby ones on Rural Lane and Stannington View Road are Listed. Just a thought.1504804975_SewerLampWorrallroad.thumb.jpg.3c833c8a40ef513bbb6d5c320c9f5c77.jpg

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Forgeman

I'm not sure but there may be one of these half way up Jenkin Road on the Milk Race cycle route ran.

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Lemmy117

There is a whole thread about these Webb lamps on here, but here is a bit of history of the lamps and a list of the ones in Sheffield I compiled a couple of years ago. Not all are still in place, but there is one on Jenkin Road.

Webb Sewer Lamp.pdf

Nigel L

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Lemmy117

Seems that link didn't work, and I can't figure out how to link to the original post.

Nigel L

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Lemmy117

Got it, there's a pdf file attached to the above post.

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lysandernovo

There used to be one near St Patrick's Church at Sheffield Lane Top....not been there for a while so not certain if its still standing,

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lysandernovo

My particular lamp ( Barnsley Road, Sheffield Lane Top) doesn't seem to be on the list. I shall have to pay a trip down Memory Lane!

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Lemmy117

Looks like that ome at Barnsley Road has gone, can't see it on Google maps. A lot were removed in the late '60' and early '70's as they were no longer needed, and all were disconnected from the gas mains around that time. Sometime after that someone realised the remaining ones were of historical interest and they were ransferred to another department in the council, so they were no longer maintained, added to which the skills to repair the specialist lanterns were lost as the older guys retired. The Nether Edge ones were re-connected and re-commissioned in the 90's, not an easy job as it turned out as the gas supplier didn't have a procedure to connect gas to a lamp post! They were/are maintained by a local group.

Contrary to popular belief they did not burn the gas from the sewers, they burnt ordinary mains gas, the heat rising drew air from the sewer, and the high temperature removed the impurities. The lanterns were quite specialised, being sealed to the outside atmosphere ensuring the air was drawn from the sewer. The list I put together in the post on the other thread was as at the early 1970's and didn't include some that had already gone, one near where I lived on Psalter Lane for instance isn't included.

Nigel L

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lysandernovo

Thanks for that...saved me a trip....but still might go?

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johnm

I think there was one in the 1950's  part way up Hinde House Lane on the left just where Firth Park woods starts.

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