Sheffield Royal Infirmary

Sheffield Royal Infirmary

The former hospital

The Royal Infirmary was a hospital in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The establishment opened in 1792 under the name Sheffield General Infirmary, renamed Royal Infirmary in 1897 and closed in 1980.

The nurses home

Built by J.D.Webster & Sons, many of the establishment's features made it unique. An innovative octagonal outpatients department was built in 1884, and was lit by a cupola. It had a roof of wrought iron lattice girders and a tiled waiting room with the consulting rooms leading off it. Young & Hall, specialists in hospital architecture, extended it in 1900. A nurses home was built on the grounds in 1897.

The original block, along with its south-east and south-west wings, has been renamed Heritage House and is a Grade II* listed building.[1] Part of the site is now occupied by a Tesco supermarket and part is offices occupied by [Aviva] insurance.

The hospital was used for filming a casualty scene from an imagined nuclear attack on Sheffield in the 1984 film Threads.


  1. ^ Images of England (accessed 7 May 2006).