The Cholera Monument, Sheffield UK
Ancon Supports Local Restoration Project
Ancon donated materials and technical support to the restoration of the Cholera Monument: One of Sheffield’s most visible and historic landmarks.
Erected in 1834 in memory of 402 Cholera victims, the monument is an attractive 22metre high sandstone structure and is located less than two miles from Ancon’s head office.
The gales of January 1990 resulted in serious structural damage to the slender monument, including the dislocation of the top section of stonework. Now fully restored the structure contains a stainless steel core comprising reinforcing bars, couplers and support cleats donated by Ancon Building Products.
The restoration project was masterminded by local businessman Jim Hurley (Sheffield Integrated Systems Ltd). The aim of the project was to use advances in structural engineering, materials and stonemasonry to improve the stability of the monument.
Work began on site at Norfolk Road, Norfolk Park in July 2003 and was completed in May 2004. Other supporters of the project include Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Sheffield City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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