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  1. Some previous unseen photos. Said its going to be wet on Saturday so could be a pleasant way to spend Saturday?
  2. Nice photo. Where does it come from and when was it taken? Also are there any more. The Historian who was listing cruck structures said there were other buildings.
  3. Noticed while coming back from shopping that building had date on its drainpipe. Started me wondering about former history because judging by doorway it has had to be either pub or shop, Is near end of London Road.
  4. Not on the tythe list. The owner in 1806 is Samuel Linley. The Herdings wood and plantations belonged to William Bagshawe. Unless there is error in transcription.
  5. Thanks that's really interesting I know Wood mentioned owned a lot of Norton farm land as have come across the name before in connection with Hemsworth I think.
  6. What does anyone know of Herdings Farmhouse when it was a farm. I believe the farmer was called EW Marsh and left in the late 1950s early 1960s. Are there any maps that show all the farm buildings and any more detail about the Marsh family. The Herdings building now a community centre are hoping to trace the history of the building and the farm.
  7. According to news article they are old farm buildings.
  8. Working as part of Joined up Heritage on data collection. Turns out the local list is lost somewhere in Council files and Council's own at Risk register hasn't been done since 2009. So we are compiling our own Local list and our own at Risk register. So this doesn't just mean buildings that Historic England has seen fit in past to allow to be listed but any buildings we in Sheffield feel are important to the historic character of an area or the history of the city as a whole (including those that will be in the new devolved area) Also includes Parks, woodlands, weirs and Dams. Also including conservation areas and archaeological sites and wildlife sites. So if you think something should be on either list as locally important or at risk of being lost. Can you please help by either compiling a list on the Sheffield History forum or sending me details ie where they are and photos of their condition if relevant? email me at or DM me through the forum. The plus side of us compiling our own list is that we own it and it won't disappear into some file somewhere. Also looking at the number of listed buildings that are commercially used. Ideally would be able to estimate the number of jobs these buildings supply but is going to be a difficult one as in my experience asking businesses online is very hit and miss. At moment I am cataloguing every listed building that is in commercial use or community use. (There is quite obviously a large number of fine and historic buildings that aren't listed but should be which contribute to the economy of the city) This is a big job so any keen photographers and concerned historians please help us. Hopefully when we have this data we can look to drawing up neighbourhood plans and designating some buildings as community assets. It will also help us when we draw up the heritage strategy and look for funding where needed. This has never been done in Sheffield before and is high time it was. Left to the Council and Historic England the emphasis has been on late 18th and 19th century cutlery making, leaving put both the ancient heritage and the more recent heritage such as music industry. If we make our own plan and strategy the emphasis will be on what we find important to preserve. Of course we then have to sell it to the Council but I do think attitudes are shifting on that one.
  9. It is listed as an old Farmhouse in Sheffield Council description of the area.
  10. Thats the hierarchy of Sheffield University not the academic body who were against the Jessop demolition. Even members of the senate were against it as was the school of architecture who wrote a scathing article against it. Also Sheffield University gave us finance and Hallam hosted.
  11. It might look like that but we had Wincobank as principle speakers and wide representation. Part of the discussion there was how can we make it relevant to the teenager from a council house estate. The conference has really opened eyes. National Trust was very impressed. Its a beginning. Its nowhere near the end. We have plans to spread word through schools but that takes funding and our present bid was rejected. We will try again of course.
  12. Please help us make this go viral. More people see this the better.
  13. Personally I don't think the airport was a useful expenditure. Commercially was a disaster. Would have been better spent improving rail links to Manchester airport. Most people who want to travel internationally go to Manchester. Done it myself a few times. I'm amazed that Doncaster manages to survive. Always been Sheffield Council's problem, they think if they don't have the same things as other cities like Manchester, they have to have them and think suddenly everyone is going to change their way of doing things and flock to Sheffield. What is needed is more to push what is different in Sheffield from other cities not to clone it and take out its soul.
  14. Following a very successful conference we had our first post conference meeting and even though it was a work day we had 30 people turn up to take things forward. What do we want? Have a look please and like if you do. We have come further re protection of Sheffield's heritage than we have ever come before but the battle is by no means won. Council attitudes need to shift from seeing Heritage at best a vanity project and at worst something that gets in the way of progress.
  15. Sorry to hear that. Hope you can still be there and question them.