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Anyone know where Wigtwizzle was in Sheffield ?

I know where Wigtwizzle is,

it's N/W of the City, most likely comes under Bradfield

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I know where Wigtwizzle is,

it's N/W of the City, most likely comes under Bradfield

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Thanks Steve, I never knew that, I should talk to my husband more as he was

born in that area.

I've got a few pubs and the address is just Wigtwizzle. . . . . back to the drawing board. :)

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Thanks Steve, I never knew that, I should talk to my husband more as he was

born in that area.

I've got a few pubs and the address is just Wigtwizzle. . . . . back to the drawing board. :)

UKL is it Wigtwizzle or could it be Wightwizzle ?

this map pre-dates the construction of Broomhead Reservoir in 1929 shows a PH,

the name is not very clear but I think it could be the 'Sportsmans Arms'

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UKL is it Wigtwizzle or could it be Wightwizzle ?

this map pre-dates the construction of Broomhead Reservoir in 1929 shows a PH,

the name is not very clear but I think it could be the 'Sportsmans Arms'

It's deffinately Wigtwizzle and on the Whites 1893 it says

Sportsman's Arms Thomas Hollins. I guess that's the

one on the map. :)

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It's deffinately Wigtwizzle and on the Whites 1893 it says

Sportsman's Arms Thomas Hollins. I guess that's the

one on the map. :)

Nice one UKL, on a follow up to your info I came up with ..

Mrs Marther Hollins, spotsman & farmer (sportsman !)

Kelly's 1881

And ..

'In the 17th century Wigtwizzle Hall (not named on the above map) was the house of Mary Ibbotson,

daughter of the Rev. John Ibbotson,

she married Christopher Willson of Broomhead Hall (see on map, top L/H)

Wigtwizzle Hall became a famhouse and at one time a public house

Wigtwizzle Hall was demolished in 1935'

I wonder if the old hall was renamed and became the Sportsman's PH ?

photo not dated

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UKL is it Wigtwizzle or could it be Wightwizzle ?

this map pre-dates the construction of Broomhead Reservoir in 1929 shows a PH,

the name is not very clear but I think it could be the 'Sportsmans Arms'

What's in a name - eh ? :)

Eastwood has three spellings—Wightwizle, Wigtwizle and Wigtwisle, Hunter has Wightwistle and Harrison has several references to Wigtwisell.

1850s OS has Wightwistle. 1894 and 1903 OS has Wightwizzle, current OS has Wigtwizzle.

It's just over the hill from us and all the modern signposts have Wigtwizzle which is how the locals pronounce it, and probably did in Harrison's time from his spelling of the name. It sounds Cornish to my ears rather than Yorkshire.

The antiquary, John Wilson of Broomhead, would be the ultimate authority; where would we find a copy of his Hallamshire ?

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Nice one UKL, on a follow up to your info I came up with ..

Mrs Marther Hollins, spotsman & farmer (sportsman !)

Kelly's 1881

And ..

'In the 17th century Wigtwizzle Hall (not named on the above map) was the house of Mary Ibbotson,

daughter of the Rev. John Ibbotson,

she married Christopher Willson of Broomhead Hall (see on map, top L/H)

Wigtwizzle Hall became a famhouse and at one time a public house

Wigtwizzle Hall was demolished in 1935'

I wonder if the old hall was renamed and became the Sportsman's PH ?

photo not dated

The Ibbotsons are still going in the area and as you know many

areas took there names from people of the past.

The pub we mentioned , Sportsman's Arms was ran by a man called

Hollins, well not far from there my late in-laws used to live in a cottage

called the Hollins. Just a thought.

Did you know the Broomhead Hall was taken down piece by piece

and shipped to America to be rebuilt?

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Pitsmoor Firs

Well its Pitsmoor obviously; any more detail please (or even a map). ?

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Pitsmoor Firs

Well its Pitsmoor obviously; any more detail please (or even a map). ?

Last Easter Sunday with Bat - stiok and trip,

To Pitsmoor Firs I did eagerly skip,

But soon got fast in a quickset hedge ;

A Methodist Preacher, good-natured and stout,

Took hold of my shoulders and lifted me out;

And said, " Young man, take advice from a stranger..

Permit me with freedom to tell thee thy danger,

Thou art in the roed to Loxley Edge!'

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Pitsmoor Firs

Well its Pitsmoor obviously; any more detail please (or even a map). ?

It is what is now called Fir Vale.

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Last Easter Sunday with Bat - stiok and trip,

To Pitsmoor Firs I did eagerly skip,

But soon got fast in a quickset hedge ;

A Methodist Preacher, good-natured and stout,

Took hold of my shoulders and lifted me out;

And said, " Young man, take advice from a stranger..

Permit me with freedom to tell thee thy danger,

Thou art in the roed to Loxley Edge!'

There was indeed a cricket ground at Firs Hill, - on the edge of Great Roe wood. Approached via Roe lane and the track through the allotments behind Firs Hill house.

Some distance from Loxley Edge though, so the anonymous poet was well lost and probably looking for a game of Nipsy rather than cricket. :)

BTW - what happened to the date in the 'last post info' column ? I see just a number as you might in an incorrectly formatted spreadsheet.

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BTW - what happened to the date in the 'last post info' column ? I see just a number as you might in an incorrectly formatted spreadsheet.

It's been flagged up as a problem Gramps, we await developments!

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Twizzle - Twigs - lol

MR.T. W. Hall mentions Wigtwizzle, near

Sheffield, and tells us that in 1280 it was

spelt Wygestwysell.

This place-name, hitherto known only in later forms, has been explained

by reference to ......

Notes and Queries, Tenth Series - Volume 5, January - June, 1906.

Search 'wigtwizzle'

Our old friend S. O. Addy again. Only he could turn a twizzle into a nook he he

Thanks for the link.

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I'm 106 pages of text into the Watch & Clock Trades Directory and fed up with it, but, Enema Works, now where were they please ? he he

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I'm not taking the Mickey with this one.

HILLS (1809)

in the parish of Sheffield south division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 2 miles from Sheffield 4 from Rotherham 11 from Barnsley.

Anyone any good with triangulation ?

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FALDRING (1809)

in the parish of Ecclesfield north division the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 3 miles Sheffield 7 from Rotherham 10 from Barnsley.

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Well, I've never heard of it ...

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FARM (1809)

in the parish of Sheffield south division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, (the seat of Thomas Eyre Esq) 1 mile from Sheffield 7 from Rotherham 12 Chesterfield Derb.

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Farm ??

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FARN (1809)

in the parish of Ecclesfield north division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 7 miles from Sheffield 7 from Barnsley 8 from Rotherham.

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I do know the modern name for this place; never heard of Farn though ...

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FARM (1809)

in the parish of Sheffield south division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, (the seat of Thomas Eyre Esq) 1 mile from Sheffield 7 from Rotherham 12 Chesterfield Derb.

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Farm ??

Is Farm Grounds - (Granville Road) about a mile from City Center?

It's certainly about 12 from Chesterfield.

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EDGE (1809)

in the parish of Sheffield south division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 3 miles from Sheffield, 9 from Rotherham, 11 from Chesterfield Derb.

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Don't think this will be too difficult.

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FARN (1809)

in the parish of Ecclesfield north division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 7 miles from Sheffield 7 from Barnsley 8 from Rotherham.

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I do know the modern name for this place; never heard of Farn though ...

Seeing as how my measurements are very rough ---

Somewhere in the white box ?

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EDGE (1809)

in the parish of Sheffield south division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 3 miles from Sheffield, 9 from Rotherham, 11 from Chesterfield Derb.

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Don't think this will be too difficult.

Not exact but - NETHER mind.

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STOCKWELL GREEN (1809)

3 miles from Sheffield 9 from Rotherham.

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Nope, don't know it.

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