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History Of Sheffield Cathedral

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Some nice views, could have been about an hour longer !

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Very nice video, shame there was no mention of the chapter house :(

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Historic Images of Sheffield Cathedral

Sorry if this has been posted before.

I've not seen those before, Thanks Steve.

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I've not seen those before, Thanks Steve.

A truly magnificent building and place of worship.

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Came across this recently, taken early 1920's?

It shows 1. just how crammed with burials the churchyard was, and

2. just how much the churchyard has been altered on the Campo Lane side.

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Came across this recently, taken early 1920's?

It shows 1. just how crammed with burials the churchyard was, and

2. just how much the churchyard has been altered on the Campo Lane side.

A great find Bayleaf, if you compare it with a modern day Google Earth image, it demonstrates just how the Cathedral has grown.

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How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view

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How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view

Maybe cos the most distinctive reference point is the spire and google have knocked it flat!

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How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view

Flash Earth is a better option.

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I thought it was another Campo Lane somewhere on an industrial estate somewhere near Swindon.

How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view

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At least that view isn't Swindon ...

Flash Earth is a better option.

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Build on the north side because the north side is associated with the devil ...

Came across this recently, taken early 1920's?

It shows 1. just how crammed with burials the churchyard was, and

2. just how much the churchyard has been altered on the Campo Lane side.

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Maybe cos the most distinctive reference point is the spire and google have knocked it flat!

Even the luftwaffe didn't manage that in 1940.

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Build on the north side because the north side is associated with the devil ...

Historically correct Richard, but in this case I suspect to preserve the aspect from the other side!

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Lighting A Church Steeple.

The steeple of the Sheffield parish church was illuminated on the 10th.

On three sides of the octagon, says the Independent, the lighting was perfect, but on the other five sides it was found impossible to carry the lights beyond some taps which have been inserted about the centre of the tower.

The result was very satisfactory, however, so far as the lighting was carried,

the only thing wanting were larger torches to reach above the taps.

The mayor is determined to make the illumination a success,

and the steeple will be lighted again on the first favourable opportunity.

April 1863.

What were/are Taps ?

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On the congestion of the burials in the churchyard, anyone like to hazard a guess as to how many burials took place in the last year before the churchyard was closed (remembering it was still the parish church)?

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Some Fairbank fieldbook entries;

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I was christened in the Catheadral in 1936,I re visited it a few years ago to see the font,

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I was christened in the Catheadral in 1936,I re visited it a few years ago to see the font,

Here it is. And again. And some details about it .

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