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Coalpit Lane Revisited (Again)

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Hi guys and gals,

I've been hunting down my relatives over the past few years and at the moment I'm researching "The Sheffield Connection".

There are (of course) two avenues to go down :

1. The Abrahams family (thats mine)

2. The Scales family.

I've traced both lines back to 1841 and i'm concentrating now on my lineage.

Apparently my great, great, great grandmother Ruth was running a boarding house (boarding house keeper) in 1851, the address of which was 43, Coalpit Lane (now Cambridge Street).

I was wondering if that building was still around. Personally, I reckon it's where John Lewis now stands but then i don't know how the numbers ran at the time.

Any info is welcome.

Dave.

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The Sportsman pub was number 26 in 1841, that was on the opposite side to John Lewis, implying you are correct-ish.

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Wrong side of the road but it gives a flavour of the times.

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Previous blatherings on the subject of Coalpit Lane.

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With the Yellow Lion PH being at No.1 Coalpit Lane and the Wellington Tavern at 21, I would say that your assumption is quite accurate.

Map circa 1853.

Link to Flash Earth

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Surveyed 1850-51, map published 1854 ... apparently.

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The Albert (yet another boozer) was 2-4 Cambridge Street, top end, opposite corner from John Lewis - so we know which way the numbers ran.

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Small tip :

Don't let street numbering take over your life, that way lies madness !!

Streets will be number, re-numbered, other roads built through and the whole thing re-number again, in Roman numerals etc etc.

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and just to mess with your mind, here's a line from 1852 that potentially blowns the whole thing to smithereens ...

2 Coal Pit Lane/Cross Burgess Street, Matthew Osborne, Union (1845-1862)

(Now, if the Union, became The Albert, all is good and the Directory compiler had a wobbly; if now number 2 Coalpit Lane is halfway down the street, under John Lewis on Cross Burgess Street !!! you figure it out ! :wacko:

With the Yellow Lion PH being at No.1 Coalpit Lane and the Wellington Tavern at 21, I would say that your assumption is quite accurate.

Map circa 1853.

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Navigating Victorian Sheffield via long gone pubs - a new sport ...

1852

Number 1 John Chicken, Yellow Lion

21 Elias Shirt, Wellington Tavern/Duke of Wellington (1822-1862)

53 Mary Brown, Lodgings (not a pub, but then ...)

2 Matthew Osborne, Union (1845-1854)

20 John Wilson, Sportsman (1849-1852)

38 Samuel Wilson, Barleycorn (1839-1852)

52 Joseph Martin, Red Lion (1852-1862)

64 Thomas Barker, Chequers (or Old Cow, beerhouse) 1849-1854

(All data here from my spreadsheet; anyone interested, check against A-Z)

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Okay, loads of info there.

I think an educated guess (the only kind i know........) would put the boarding house just south of the extention of Charles Street on the east side of the street, so between Cross Burgess Street and Union Street.

That's a little lower than were I'd pinned it in Google Earth :-)

Thanks.

Dave.

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