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At the bottom of Canning St, between Rockingham St and Trafalgar St, there's a dig underway. They have unearthed back to back housing, and cutlery works including a horn workshop. The lady I spoke to was unsure where the survey would be documented, but said there were plans to build over once recorded. 

 

 

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lysandernovo

Must be lots of "back to back" remains under the surface around the City centre.I wonder, do we actually have a single real "back to back"....as opposed to a terrace house extant?

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RLongden

 

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eldomsmith

Does anyone have any info (from directories?) about the occupancy here? I assume this would have been Devonshire Lane?

Also. On the third pic, anyone have any what these structures may have been?

 

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RLongden
7 hours ago, eldomsmith said:

Does anyone have any info (from directories?) about the occupancy here? I assume this would have been Devonshire Lane?

Also. On the third pic, anyone have any what these structures may have been?

 

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I think they are digging here..... no idea on the troughs?

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SteveHB

Looks like Select Works is on the site of the dig

 

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southside

Am i right in thinking that the coal Shute going down into the cellar would be located on the front of the property?

The dig site on Bing Maps.

 

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Edmund
49 minutes ago, southside said:

Am i right in thinking that the coal Shute going down into the cellar would be located on the front of the property?

The dig site on Bing Maps.

 

If the housing was "back-to-back" with a coal cellar, I would think the rear houses would also have a coal-chute. The last "back-to-back" in Sheffield was put up in 1864.

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southside

The archaeological site in1937 (Britain from Above) and from Whites 1919 Street Directory , the Occupants on Trafalgar Street and Rockingham Street.

 

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