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  1. The manufacturer seems to have been based in Birmingham until 1905 when a London office was opened, so may help date the badge. (from information on auction house website here: https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/special-collections/foreword.php?specialcollection_id=104 and from this website: http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib1_1240323821 Located at 5 Denmark Street, London 1900 - 1951 This was the address of Edward Thurkle, Swordmakers, which Gaunt took over in 1897. According to company records the premises were given up in 1904, however there are references to this address in the London trade directories between 1900-51 Showroom located at 53 Conduit Street London 1905 - 1918 and this site: http://www.angelfire.com/wa/dianaspage/BritishButtonBackmarks.html states that Gaunt used the London location on the rear of buttons from 1884-1889 so that confuses the issue again....
  2. I'm after some help please. Paddock Farm at Lane Top was diagonally opposite the Pheasant. I wonder if anyone knows the history of it as I can find little beyond it being a racehorse training operation, with a St Leger winner, and visited by Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales. My reason for interest is that I'm trying to find the location of a house called "Tythe Lathe". This was built by John Wilkinson of Crowder House in the late 1700s when he moved out of Crowder, with a view to his wife Mary living there after his death (John died in 1812 and Mary in1835). An agreement was signed in 1786 which set up a "fee tail" so that Crowder would pass to his eldest son - who unfortunately died young, so negating the agreement. John's will required Crowder to be mortgaged to provide funds for his widow, the 1786 agreement intended to keep Crowder in the family despite the mortgage. It all went terribly wrong... The reason for suspecting Paddock Farm to be John's "Tythe Laithe" comes from some lease agreements made with the Duke of Norfolk. Lease Far Fields 24th December 1789 John Wilkinson. The Far Fields in five parts, and one of the Line Fields, totalling 27a 12r 27p, together with all the tithe of corn, grain or composition money in lieu arising from and belonging to the Owner as well of the said hereby demised premises as some other Lands called the Tithe Fields of the said Duke of Norfolk in the possession of the said John Wilkinson. Lease for 21 years at rent of £24 per year. Lease Tithe Lathe 8th November 1798 between John Wilkinson and the Duke of Norfolk. All that Messuage or Dwelling House formerly a Tithe Barn with stable corn House and Lathe lately erected by the said John Wilkinson. And all those two Fields Closes or Parcels of Land commonly called or known by the names of the Line Fields containing by survey the separate Quantities mentioned in the margin of these presents and in the whole eight acres three roods and twenty six perches or thereabouts and which said premises are situate and being near the four Lane ends in the said Parish of Ecclesfield and were late in Lease to James Turner and are now and for several years last past have been in the Occupation of the said John Wilkinson. The Lease is from 29th September 1798 for 21 years at rent of £10 10s plus one days Boon work with two horses per year. The Line fields (called Lincroft in 1637) were just north of the Crowder estate adjacent to Elm Lane (called Lincroft Lane in 1637), the Far Fields were on the north side of Elm Lane. The only buildings the 1850 map shows in this area is Cliffe House, the farm at Lane End, now Paddock Farm, and buildings opposite Paddock Farm. (map below)
  3. I think it was here - corner of Russell Street and Bower street in 1890. By the 1950's there was a weighbridge and industrial buildings on the site.
  4. Do these maps (1951 and 1890) help any?
  5. P.S.Wainwright's drapery store at 491-495 London Road had a Fire Salvage Sale starting on 9th January 1892. In March 1893 the lease on their premises in Broad Street expired ( they had been there for 40 years). Possibly due to these premises problems they had the shop at 30 London Road built? In February 1893 they advertised "HOSIERY - Wanted about March 1st, good WINDOW DRESSER and SALESMAN; also Assistant for the Manchester. P.S.Wainwright London road and Broad street"
  6. Was this the man? HARRISON Henry, of Rivelin-Lodge Sheffield, yeoman, died 9 January 1899 Probate WAKEFIELD 29 June to Matilda Harrison widow Effects £2768 17s 10d. (The full will is available at a cost of £10) If it was the correct HH, then he obviously didn't lose all his wealth, just a few bob.
  7. Sheffield Archive have a Deed to make a tenant (lease and release) document ref OD/29,3 dated 1-2 Nov 1785: “John Bagshawe of Oakes, third son of Richard Bagshaw late of Oakes, deceased, to Francis Gregg of Skinners Hall, London. Messuages, etc., in Norton, the Herdings Farm and other property in Norton and Dronfield. To suffer a recovery in favour of John Lingard, yeoman, of Astley, parish of Leigh, co. Lancaster.” Also documents OD/28, 704, 705, 706 dated 5-6 Dec 1732 which includes a prenuptial settlement (lease and release and counterpart):“Richard Bagshaw the elder of Castleton, esquire and Richard Bagshaw the younger his eldest son and heir, to John Simpson of Stoke (co. Derby), clerk, and William Drake of Cotes (Yorks.), esquire. In consideration of the marriage to be had between Richard Bagshaw the younger and Mary Simpson of Renishaw, spinster and £2,500 her dowry; all the messuages, lands etc., in Norton, lately purchased by Richard Bagshaw the elder from Thomas Stones of Mosbrough, esquire, the messuage called Herdings farm in the occupation of Robert and Thomas Bagshaw (except certain timber rights), a third part of messuages and lands in Norton and Dronfield lately purchased of Thomas Bagshaw of Middleton by Wirksworth and formerly the inheritance of Samuel Wood, and all their property in Tideswell, to certain uses: from the date of the intended marriage to the use of Richard Bagshaw the younger, and a rent charge of £200 to Mary if she survive her husband; and other stated uses.” In 1843 the furniture and farming stock of the farm was being sold: In the Independent dated 28th November 1846 there was a report that “ a valuable ewe-sheep, the property of Mr Thos. Staniforth of the Herdings Farm, Norton, was feloniously slaughtered in a field in the owner’s occupation adjoining Swing Lee wood”, Mr Staniforth offered a £10 reward for apprehension of the vagabonds. In 1851 the census showed both Thomas Staniforth and Thomas Oldfield Hazard as farming at Herdings. At the 1861 census collection the following were farming at Herdings Farm: Thomas Staniforth aged 56 farming 170 acres also Thomas Hazard aged 76 farming 55 acres and employing 2 men and a boy. At the 1871 census Hazard and Staniforth were still at the farm. By 1881 Elijah Wragg had replaced Staniforth, but Mr Hazard was still there, the arrangement was still in place in 1891. Wragg had been farming in the area for many years.In 1901 Wragg was farming at The Herdings with a host of support workers and a miner Rufus Rhodes, Thomas Staniforth now retired and just lodging. By 1905 Joseph Rhodes was list in Whites Directory as co-farming with Wragg (now 86 years of age). In 1911 Joseph Rhodes was farming at The Herdings, together with Agnes Marsh (farmers wife). In 1896 Elijah Wragg was retiring from farming and the following advertisement was placed, presumably he changed his mind and continued:
  8. On 1st September 1896 following the decease of landlord M.G Burgoyne, Messrs Nicholson, Greaves, Barber and Hastings sold the "fully-licensed public-house 'The Old Crown Inn' 710 Penistone Road, with the shoeing forge and yard attached" for £32,000" at the Cutlers Hall. The current building doesn't look much like a forge. In March 1901 the council bought part of the Old Crown from Henry Tomlinson Ltd (Anchor Brewery) for road widening, perhaps that was was the forge area? The main footprint of the building(s) appears unchanged since 1854 though the bay fronted section is later.
  9. Sheffield Local Studies Library, Surrey Street have a copy, ref 331.8 SQ. If you're not local, give them a ring they may be able to help with a copy (tel 0114 2734753)
  10. So where was the Birley Wheel relative to the Phoenix Works, presumably they took work there for grinding?
  11. Just out of devilment... heres an extract from Taylers map of 1832:
  12. I hope this series of maps help. In 1823 Radford Place doesn't exist, but it shows the steep bank which it will ascend. The 1838 map shows Radford Place and the layout of the houses at the top of the bank in the gardens. The "To Let" advert from 1857 gives details of a house next door to Radford House, being let by William Hancock - one of yours? - if so that may pinpoint it. There was a William Hancock 2 years younger than your Thomas, possibly a brother?, living at Daisy Bank in 1851 1823 1838 1890 To Let 1857
  13. Yes!! I think No 16 is just the other side of the archway, behind the car
  14. Try here: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u03925&pos=2&action=zoom edited - Link doesn't seem to work, Ref No for the photo is u03925, use google and search on picturesheffield u03925