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Can anyone remember when this building in Norfolk Street/Norfolk Row was a tobacconist? the side window on the left used to have a large rams head in the window that was a very ornate Snuff container, with silver mounts on the horns and a silver snuff container in the centre of its head, not a very pretty thing but I always stopped and had a look when I past. In the right hand window at the other side of the door, were bowls of different pipe tobaccos.

I cant remember it after the early sixties, I wonder where it went? The building itself goes back to 1791 and it used to have an outer spiral staircase at the rear of the property on Norfolk Row, I seem to think it used to be the Duke of Norfolk's offices, perhaps someone can enlighten me. It has been a Building Society from the late sixties.

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From Sheffield Indexers

HYDE, John (Qualifying Property, House).

Residing at Norfolk Street, Sheffield in 1843 - 1844.

Recorded in: Sheffield Burgess Rolls.

Hyde, John (, Accountant).

Residing at 84 Norfolk Street, Sheffield in 1846.

Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield.

Hyde, John (, house etc. agent).

Residing at 84 Norfolk Street, Sheffield in 1846.

Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield.

Nichols, G. (~, Tailor & Drpr.).

Residing at 84 Norfolk Street, in 1871.

Recorded in: Whites Shefffield & District Directory - 1871.

From London Gazette Setember 30th 1856 (insolvent debtors):

Edward Hewer, formerly of No. 6, Britannia-row, Hoxton, part of the time Chemist and Druggist, and afterwards Surgeon, then of No. 8, Brudenell-place, New Northroad, Hoxton, then of No. 38, Brudenell-place aforesaid, Surgeon, then in lodgings at No. 39, Buckland-street, New North-road, Hoxton, out of business or employ, then of No. 36, Bookham-street, Hoxton, all in Middlesex, out of business or employ, and now of No. 84, Norfolk street, Sheffield, York, Assistant to a Surgeon.

In 1891 Henri Leclere (from Paris) confectioner and engraver, was offering dog collar engraving and shields to fiit to dog collars, from his premises at 84 Norfolk Street. (1s including rivets)

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Mrs Eliza F Jones, Tobacconist, 87 Norfolk Street Kelly's 1893 through to at least 1925 - don't get tied down with street numbers, they lie, they change.

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