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Came across this while reading a 1700 diary. Does this house ring a bell with anyone? May not refer to Sheffield, but I wondered.

11th August

Mr. Robert Blackburn, of the Glass house, is dead at Sheffeild.

See 1700s diary, Non Sheffield History section.

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Came across this while reading a 1700 diary. Does this house ring a bell with anyone? May not refer to Sheffield, but I wondered.

11th August

Mr. Robert Blackburn, of the Glass house, is dead at Sheffeild.

See 1700s diary, Non Sheffield History section.

Hi tsavo, Have done some reading and I wonder if this refers to where glass was produced as many of the early glass producers referred to their works as Glass Houses ????

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Yes, it's a bit of a puzzler, Codeyes. Wonder if there was a glass factory in Sheffield at that time. Maybe the owner called his house after that?

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Yes, it's a bit of a puzzler, Codeyes. Wonder if there was a glass factory in Sheffield at thast time. Maybe the owner called his house after that?

I read the quote as him dying in Sheffield but his "Glass House" being nr Penistone/Silkstone :blink:

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