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LeadFarmer

Theres currently an old postcard for sale on eBay showing old crosses of Sheffield. Go me wondering what these crosses represented, and where they might be now. There must be lots more old crosses in Sheffield that have disappeared.

 

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LeadFarmer

Town Head cross - Bow Street, which later became West Street.

From Wikipedia.... Several crosses in Sheffield survived the Reformation, including the Market Cross, Irish Cross and Townhead Cross, but all are now lost.

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Sheffield Markets History

Between 1499 and 1786, Sheffield had a Market Cross which stood at the top of what is now Angel Street. The cross marked an area where farmers’ wives sold eggs, butter and grain from baskets. An Irish cross stood at the top of Snig Hill, and was probably where people from outside Sheffield were allowed to sell their goods.

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