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tozzin

I was talking to an old lady yesterday, she lived in the house that’s in the photo, it’s still on Glossop Road, she related a story that when she was a child both her and her friend took their dolls and prams to play in the front garden of one of the large houses that stood where the Hallamshire now stands, I don’t suppose any of the members has a photo of these long gone mansions.

 

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RLongden

Some clues of the names and numbers here, from 1890 and 1954 respectively.

Hopefully someone can produce some photos of these impressive residences?

They must have been big-hitters who lived there, as all there is on P.S. are some elaborate memorials and mausoleums 😳

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Stringy72

Britain From Above provided Holy Grail Pictures of my area and they include the site that the Hallamshire was built on. I did a thread not long back but I'll put the pics up here too.

 

1921

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Rest are from 1950, but same buildings I would think.

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Enjoy!

It was a lovely little area. I know we need Hospitals, but it is a lot uglier now. Still plenty of History and wonderful buildings in the area though.

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tozzin
11 hours ago, Stringy72 said:

Britain From Above provided Holy Grail Pictures of my area and they include the site that the Hallamshire was built on. I did a thread not long back but I'll put the pics up here too.

 

1921

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Rest are from 1950, but same buildings I would think.

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Enjoy!

It was a lovely little area. I know we need Hospitals, but it is a lot uglier now. Still plenty of History and wonderful buildings in the area though.

These photos are just great and I know the old lady who played in the large gardens as a child ( just before the Clarkehouse Road junction) will be thrilled to bits to see them

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Lyn 1

Broom Cross house was one that stood in its own grounds where the RHH is now. No photos on Picture Sheffield though. 

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tozzin
21 minutes ago, Lyn 1 said:

Broom Cross house was one that stood in its own grounds where the RHH is now. No photos on Picture Sheffield though. 

I can’t find a house called Broom Cross, I have found in the 1911 directory these entries for Glossop Road.

Five Oaks No 428 home of Silversmith John Henry Potter.

West Lawn No 420 home of Mr Miles Henry Phillips consulting surgeon.

Egerton House No 422-424 home of Mr Joseph Ward, son of steel merchant “ Tommy “ Ward.

Broombank Mount No 430 home of Mr Henry Ravenscroft .

Brooombank House No 432 home of Mrs Elizabeth Thompson.

Valletta No 434  home of Major Edward Mackenzie Williams R.A.M.C. He spent a good deal of his service in Valletta in Malta hence the house name.

Broomville House No 436 home of Mrs Laura Taylor.

ADELAIDE PLACE ( no thoroughfare)

No 4 Frederick Foster Schoolmaster

No 6 Miss Elizabeth Wilson Wood

No 8 Albert Henry Hodges  Electro plate manufacturer

No 10  Robert Donaldson Lecturer 

No 12 William Ashcroft Lambert.

 

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tozzin
2 minutes ago, Lyn 1 said:

Broom Cross shows on the maps above.  

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I was working off the map that I cropped down before printing it out, now I see it I should have looked on the website before chasing occupants of the cropped down map.

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tozzin

1852 Directory.

Unwin Henry & Co. iron and steel merchants, 9 St James' st; steel converters, 49 Wicker; & forgers, Whiteley Wood; h Broom Cross

 

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Stringy72

No problem @tozzin

It'll be a great treat for her to see them. That house in your O.P is the house that stands next to the Hanrahan's/Loch Fyne Building.

Britain from above website is great. There is so much scope to zoom in to areas around here, all of Broomhall, The Groves, Uni Area, Netherthorpe(Ponderosa), City Centre.

You have to create an account to use the zoom feature.

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