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While walking along Myers Lane near Worrall I noticed what looks like a marker stone on the north side of the road at 53.24.56 North x 1.33.10 West, it appears to have ODC 1868 No1 engraved on it. Although I'm from Worrall originally and must have walked past it many times this is the first time I've noticed it. Can anyone tell me what it is for? Also, on all the old maps there is a building called Larch Hall close to this marker. As a child I always knew the area as Larch Hall but there was nothing to see even back then [1960's]. Can anyone tell me anything about Larch Hall?

Pete

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SteveHB

Not sure, but it could be something to do with ecclesiastical districts

"Oughtibridge was formed into an ecclesiastical district in 1868 (also including
Worrall, Onesacre and Wharncliffe Side) in the Ecclesfield parish"

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/libraries-and-archives/archives-and-local-studies/local-area-history/Oughtibridge Community History (PDF) v1-0.pdf

 

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madannie77

Nothing of note to add, but a fascinating (to me) series of maps from old-maps.co.uk, showing the encroachment of the gannister mine (presumably a quarry)

1893 not too close

myers lane 1890.jpg

 

1904 getting very close

myers lane 1904.jpg

 

1923 all the way around

myers lane 1923.jpg

 

1934 no Larch Hall

myers lane 1934.jpg

 

And an overlay from NLS: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.41529&lon=-1.54781&layers=168&b=4

Larch Hall overlay.jpg

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calibrator

Morning all

Thanks to everyone who has replied, it's all very interesting. I love the old maps and often find myself looking at the NLS site. When I was a kid the area where Larch Hall stood was a WRDC [Wortley Rural District Council] domestic tip and we kids would go there to look for pram wheels to make a trolley. They have things ready made these days!

Do you think the 'O' could stand for Oughtibridge?

Cheers, Pete

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