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List of Public Meetings held in Paradise Square:

15 July 1779

John Wesley preached to "the largest congregation I ever saw on a weekday"

26 September 1798

Rowland Hill preached

12 April 1809.

A meeting of the Inhabitants of Sheffield (at which not less than Five Thousand Persons were assembled), convened by public Advertisement, and held this day on April 12, at the Cutlers'-hall, and adjourned from thence to Paradise-square, Mr. E. Rhodes, Master Cutler, in the Chair.

6 June 1810.

At a Meeting of from seven to eight thousand of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighborhood of Sheflield, convened by public advertisement, and held this day in Paradise Square, by adjournment from the Town Hall, to take into consideration the Assumption of Privi'lege by the House of Commons, of imprisoning his Majesty's Subjects for Ottences cognizable m the courts, of law; the subject of a Parliamentary Reform; and the propriety of returning Thanks to Sir Frauds Burdett for his services to his Country, the following Resolutions were voted unanimously : Mr. E. Rhodes, in ihe Chair.

20th March 1817. Public meeting in Paradise Square, to consider the propriety of petitioning for a reform in the representation of the people; adpoted resolutions and petition to the Commons for reform. (from RichardB)

Sunday Jul 4, 1818 (reported in Jully 11, 1818 Leeds Mercury)

A very impressive sermon preached by Rev. Mr. Cooper, from Dublin

August 2, 1830

Mr Bethell, introduced by Dr Corbitt, and Lord Morpeth, introduced by Mr John Parker, addressed over 8,000 persons, assembled in Paradise square, on the occasion of offering themselves to represent the county in Parliament. (from RichardB)

Wednesday Dec 1, 1830 (reported in Dec 8, 1830 Derby Mercury)

A public meeting to Petition for Parliamentary Reform

Dr. Knight in the Chair

Dec 12, 1832

Nomination of the candidates for the first elections of the Sheffield Parliamentary constituency

Sep 12, 1839 — As recorded in the Yorkshire Assizes, Crown Court, Tuesday, March 17 1840.

A great body of persons calling themselves Chartists, assembled together in Paradise Square, Sheffield, about seven o'clock in the evening, and at that time it was getting dark, and they conducted themselves in a particularly violent and riotous manner. The gas lamps were put out, stones were thrown at he windows, and in short the circumstances were such as to inspire a well founded alarm in the minds of the inhabitants. In consequence of this alarm the magistrates came to the place, the riot act was read, but the crowd not dispersing the military, with Colonel Martin at their head, had been sent for, and stones and brickbats were thrown at the military and the police. The body of persons removed to what is called the Doctor's Field, and the same riotous proceedings went on, some of the military and police being hurt. The town was kept in great agitation the whole night.

Robert Cox (33), George Gullimore (18), James Bartholomew (22), Joseph Lingard (17), Thomas Powls (34), and Joshua Clayford were charged with 1, conspiracy; 2, riot; & 3, unlawful assembly. The judge found the defendants Not Guilty

Jan 1, 1840. Anti-Corn Law Meeting, in the New Circus, adjourned to Paradise Square. Opposed by Chartists; but the resolutions, and a petition for the repeal of the Corn Law, were adopted. Meeting attended by the Members for the borough. (from RichardB)

August 22nd 1842

" To the Public of Sheffield and its Vicinity. " Whereas a placard has been recently posted on the walls, stating that, ' At a meeting of several delegates of the trades of Sheffield, it was unanimously resolved, that a meeting be held in Paradise Square, on Monday morning, August 22nd, at ten o'clock, to take into consideration the present state of the country,' and as the above announcement may lead to some misunderstanding in the public mind in regard to trades' unions, we, the undersigned, being each of us secretary to his respective trade, do deem it right to state that neither we, nor the trades we belong to, have anything to do with the aforesaid meeting.

Thomas Nelson, Razor Grinder. Chakles Skinnek, Scissor Grinder. Thomas Newton, Pen Blade Grinder. Matthew Bailey, File Grinder. William Bkoadhead, Screw Grinder. George Career, Edge Tool Grinder.

N.B. The table knife and fork grinders not in union at the present time.

May 3rd 1843. Meeting in Paradise Square, called by the able-bodied paupers, who complained of the amount of labour required of them by the Guardians, in consequence of which a number of men had ceased to work. A Committee appointed to wait upon the Guardians. (from RichardB)

May 31st 1843. Meeting in Paradise Square to receive the report of the Committee appointed 3rd May. (from RichardB)

Jan 23, 1844. Mr. Ward addressed his constituents in Paradise square, where he obtained a very hearty reception, and was met by much less opposition than that to which he had sometimes been subjected.

Feb 19, 1844. Advertised in the Northern Star, Sat Feb 17 1844.

A public meeting of the Coal Miners of Sheffield and its neighbourhood, to take into consideration the unjust acts of some of the Coal Masters in turning off their men for belonging to unions. Mr. David Swallow and others addressed the meeting.

Mon Mar 13, 1848. Reported in Liverpool Mercury, Friday, March 17, 1848

Chartist meeting comprising 12,000 to 15,000 persons. Mr Councillor Ironside in the chair. The proceedings were peacable

Wed Jul 4, 1855. Reported in the Derby Mercury, Wednesday, July 11, 1855

A great meeting for the purpose of supporting Mr. Roebuck in his proposed vote of censure on the Government. The Mayor presided, 7,000 to 8,000 persons were present. Mr Urquhart addressed at length.

Wed Mar 11, 1857. Reported in the Liverpool Mercury, Friday 13 March, 1857

Upwards of 10,000 present to hear from Mr. Roebuck an explanation as to his vote in favour of Mr. Cobden's motion. A resolution was passed requesting Mr. Roebuck and Mr Hadfield to become candidates again to represent the borough.

Fri Jun 9, 1865. Reported in the Leeds Mercury, Saturday, June 10, 1865

Mr. Roebuck M.P. and Mr. Hadfield M.P. addressed a meeting of upwards of 10,000 persons

... Reported in the London Times of June 10, 1865

Mr. J. A. Roebuck, M. P., and Mr. G. Hadfield, M. P., addressed an open-air meeting of their constituents, yesterday in Paradise Square, The capacious square was crowded, there being upwards of ten thousand persona present. The Mayor (Mr. Jessop) presided. At present there are no opposition candidates in the field.

Mon August 6, 1866. Reported in Liverpool Mercury, Friday, August 10, 1866

Upwards of 12,000 personds attended to pass resolutions in support of the London Reform League

Tue Aug 24, 1869. Reported in Daily News, Thursday, August 26, 1869

Mr Mundella M.P. addressed a crowd of about 10,000 of his constituents. Paradise Square reported as "the usual site for open air meetings in Sheffield".

29 January 1879.

Open-air meeting attended by 10,000 in Paradise Square, called by Liberal Association; amendment expressing confidence in Government carried by large majority.

List of residents/businesses in Paradise Square, 1787-1925

Gales & Martin, 1787 (#s not given)

Widow Ratcliffe — cutler

Jacob Cherwin — merchant

Samuel Goodlad — victualler & musician

John Jenkinson — joiner, cabinet maker

Samuel Green — victualler & cook

Samuel Harmar — grocer, maltster

John Forward — victualler

Michale Burton — attorney

William Radcliffe — dealer in furniture &c

John Richardson — schoolmaster

Weston Richardson — staymaster

Thomas Knutton — factor

Abraham Sutcliffe, M.D.

James Wheat — attorney

Thomas Sambourn — attorney

Stacey Smith — founders queens foundry (& Co)

Richard Wilson — pawnbroker

Robery Woollen — baker

Thomas Steuart, M.D.

(The numbering scheme for the square has changed at least once [~1838], the numbers given below are as reported in the stated source, but a single number may not refer to a single building)


1797 (Robinson's) Joseph Eyre — Appraiser, and constable (Court 4)

1811 (Holden's) Charles Brookfield — Solicitor

1822 (Baine's) Mrs Sarah Needham

1822 (Baine's) Robert Owen — Cooper

1825 (Gell's) Thomas Pierson — Solicitor

1828 (Pigot's) Thomas Pierson jun. — Attorneys

1829 Thomas Pierson, Jun. — Attorney

1833 (White's) Thomas Pierson jun. — Solicitor

1837 (White's) Thomas Pierson — Attorney

1839 (Robson's) Thomas Purson — Solicitor

1851 (Census) Richard Thompson — Attorney & Solicitor (Wife: Mary)

1854 (Kelly's) George Marples — Solicitor

1861 (Census) Richard Hicks? — Solicitors Managing Clerk

1871 (White's) Saml. Sweeny — Clarenden Hotel

1893 (Kelly's) Rescue & Preventative Society. Mrs Blakeney, President; Arthur Davey, Treasurer; Mrs WT Flather, Secretary; Miss Elizabeth Stening, Matron.

1919 (White's) George Harry Bray — Accountant (h. 19 Edgebrook Road)

1925 (Kelly's) George Henry Bray — Accountant (h. Creswick, Greave Farm, Grenoside)


1919 (White's) Blick Typewriter Co. Ltd.

1925 (Kelly's) G.H. Bray & Co. — Typewriter Dealers


1797 (Robinson's) George Pinder — Stay maker

1822 (Baine's) Henry Sanderson — Land surveyor

1825 (Gell's) George Moulson Gillott — Surgeon

1828 (Pigot's) George Gillott — Surgeons

1833 (White's) John Southern — collector of highway rates

1833 (White's) Mr Benjamin Southern


1797 (Robinson's) Widow Bustard — Shoemaker

1822 (Baine's) Joseph Bottomley — Music preceptor & organist to the parish church

1825 (Gell's) Thomas Thompson — Broker

1833 (White's) James Wild — Surgeon

1837 (White's) Mary Storer — School

-----> Numbers changed became #5?

1839 (Robson's) J. Southern — Highway rate collector

1846 (Slater's) William Bellamy — Sheriff's officer

1849 (White's) William Bellamy — Sheriff's officer

1849 (White's) William Frederick Bellamy — Clerk to the North of England Fire & Life Office

1851 (Census) William Bellamy — Sheriffs Officer (Wife: Matilda)

1852 (White's) William Bellamy — Sheriff's officer

1852 (White's) John Heiffor — Army razor &c. manufacturer (h. 11 Belfield Street)

1854 (Kelly's) William Bellamy — Sheriffs' Officer

1893 (Kelly's) John Heiffor — Razor Manufacturer

1905 (Kelly's) John Heiffor — Razor manufactr.

1911 (White's) John Heiffor — Razor Manufacturer


1797 (Robinson's) John Binge — Cabinet-maker, and upholsterer

1822 (Baine's) E C Simms — Ladies' seminary

1822 (Baine's) Burgon, Green & Co. — Manufacturers of saws

1828 (Pigot's) Eliza Cath. Simms — Academies, Seminaries and Public Schools

1833 (White's) Wm. Abson — Painter (business at ct. 5, Angel Street)

-----> Numbers changed became #?

1839 (Robson's) Brookfield & Gould — Solicitors

1841 (Pigot's) Brookfield & Gould — Attorneys

1841 (Rodger's) Chas Brookfield — Solicitor, Commissioner of Bankrupts

1846 (Slater's) Brookfield & Gould — Attorneys

1849 (White's ) Brookfield & Gould — Solicitors

1852 (White's) Thomas Gould — Solicitor (h. 32 Wilkinson Street)

1854 (Kelly's) Thomas Gould — Solicitor

1871 (White's) Newbould & Gould — Solr.

1893 (Kelly's) Thomas Gould — Solicitor (Gould & Coombe)

1893 (Kelly's) Gould & Coombe — Solicitors

1905 (Kelly's) Gould & Coombe — Solicitors

1919 (White's) Gould & Coombe — Solicitors

1919 (White's) Charles Stanley Coombe (solicitor, Gould & Coombe)

1919 (White's) Miss Winifred Tomlinson — Teacher of piano

1925 (Kelly's) R Leonard Horner — Secretary, Milner Hurd's Patents Co. Ltd., boiler setting experts

1925 (Kelly's) Richard Leonard Horner — Estate Agent & Valuer, Horner & Son (h. Marlborough House, 4 Marlborough Road)

1925 (Kelly's) Jack Barrow — Tea Merchant (h. 81 Clarkhouse Road)

#4 & #6

1925 (Kelly's) Bramley & Coombe — Solicitors

1925 (Kelly's) Charles Stanley Coombe — Solicitor and Commissioner for Oaths (h. Ashleigh, Totley Brook Road, Totley Rise)


1797 (Robinson's) Thomas Knutton — factor

1822 (Baine's) John Hunt — Shoemaker

1825 (Gell's) John Hunt — Shoemaker

1825 (Gell's) John Perkins — Accountant

1828 (Pigot's) John Hunt — Boot & Shoe makers

1828 (Pigot's) John Perkins — Accountants

1837 (White's) Thomas Batty — Accountant, auctioneer and appraiser

-----> Numbers changed became #9

1839 (Robson's) Elizabeth S. Fearne — Ladies school

1841 (Rodger's) Eliz S Fearn — Ladies' Semmy.

1846 (Slater's) Thomas Peacock — Table knife manufacturer

1851 (Census) Thomas Pecock — Dealer in Cutlery (Wife: Ann)

1852 (White's) Isaac Broadhurst — Cooper (business at 31 Silver Street head)

1861 (Census) Edward Brown — Sheriff's Officer

1893 (Kelly's) Samuel Lockwood Levick — Chartered accountant & estate agent

1893 (Kelly's) George Henry Hall — Rent & debt collector & accountant

1893 (Kelly's) William Charles Reynald — Printer & lithographer

1905 (Kelly's) Brookes Brothers — Printers

1905 (Kelly's) Provident Free Home Assurance Co. Limited

1911 (White's) Brookes Brothers — Printers

1911 (White's) Joseph Arthur Darwent — Accountant, auditor, estate agent, rent & debt collector (h. 4 Binfield Road, Meersbrook)

1919 (White's) Joseph Arthur Darwent — Accountant, auditor, estate agent & rent & debt collector (h. 6 Mylnhurst Road, Ecclesall)

1919 (White's) Joseph Arthur Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Confectioners' Association

1919 (White's) J A Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Iron, Steel, Metal Dealers & Waste Trades Association

1919 (White's) J A Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Wholesale Produce Exchange

1919 (White's) J Arthur Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Master Bakers Association

1919 (White's) Brookes Brothers — Printers

1919 (White's) Henry Fawcett — Printer (Brookes Bros.)

1919 (White's) Arthur Thorpe — Secretary, Sheffield Tradesmens' Mutual Plate Glass Guarantee Society Limited

1919 (White's) Albert Edward Brookes — Commission Agent (h. 231 Springvale Road)

1925 (Kelly's) Brookes Brothers — Printers

1925 (Kelly's) Henry Fawcett — Printer (Brookes Bros.)

1925 (Kelly's) Joseph Arthur Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Confectioners' Association

1925 (Kelly's) J A Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Iron, Steel, Metal Dealers & Waste Trades Association

1925 (Kelly's) J A Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield Yeast Dealers Association

1925 (Kelly's) J A Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Salt Merchants Association

1925 (Kelly's) J A Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield & District Wholesale Produce Exchange

1925 (Kelly's) J Arthur Darwent — Secretary, Sheffield, Rotherham & District Master Bakers AssociationAssociation

1925 (Kelly's) Joseph Arthur Darwent — Corporate accountant, auditor, estate agent & rent collector (h. 222 Carter Knowle Road)


1833 (White's) Thomas Palfreyman — vict. and eating house, Old Cock

-----> Numbers changed became #11

1839 (Robson's) Joseph Haywood — Solicitor

1841 (Pigot's) Haywood & Bramley — Attorneys

1846 (Slater's) Edw. Bramley — Town clerk

1841 (Rodger's) Edward Bramley — Solicitor

1849 (White's) Bramley & Gainsford — Solicitors

1849 (White's) Edward Bramley — Solicitor & Town Clerk (h. West Cliffe)

1852 (White's) Edward Bramley — Solicitor & Town Clerk (h. Westcliff)

1854 (Kelly's) Bramley & Gainsford, solicitors

1854 (Kelly's) Edward Bramley — Town clerk

1893 (Kelly's) Herbert Bramley — Solicitor

1893 (Kelly's) Economic Life Assurance Company

1905 (Kelly's) Bramley & Son — Solicitors

1905 (Kelly's) Edward Bramley — Solicitor

1905 (Kelly's) Edward Bramley — Hon. sec. Sheffield Crematorium Co. Lim.

1905 (Kelly's) Fras. Herbt. Bramley — Architect

1911 (White's) Bramley & Son — Solicitors

1911 (White's) Edward Bramley — Solicitor & Commissioner for Oaths (h. Moscar Cottage, Hollow Meadows)

1919 (White's) Bramley & Son — Solicitors

1919 (White's) Edward Bramley — Solicitor & Commissioner for Oaths (h. Moscar Cottage, Hollow Meadows)


1797 (Robinson's) James Wheat — attorney, master in chancery and deputy steward of the court baron

1822 (Baine's) John Hall — Cooper

1849 (White's) John Clayton jnr — Auctioneer, appraiser, house agent &c.

1851 (Census) John Clayton — Auctioneer (Wife: Elizabeth)

1854 (Kelly's) John Clayton — Auctioneer, valuer, house & estate agent

1861 (Census) John Landens — Designer Modeller & Die Sinker

1861 (Census) Mary A Woodward — Vocalist

1861 (Census) Michael Donnelly — Vocalist

1871 (Ehite's ) E Brown — Sherriffs Officer

1871 (White's) Mary Jessop

1919 (White's) J S Blackburn & Sons — Plumbers

1925 (Kelly's) J S Blackburn & Sons — Plumbers

#7 & #9

1888 Mary Ellen Harison died in October (Married, age 41)

1891 Hy Watson Harrison died in March (age 17)

1893 (Kelly's) Hugh Watson Harrison — Surgeon & medical officer, Lower District, Sheffield Union

1905 (Kelly's) Hugh W. Harrison — Surgeon


1833 (White's) George Wall — Police officer

1833 (White's) John Hall — Cooper (business on Campo Lane)

-----> Numbers changed became #?

1839 (Robson's) Jas. & John Wheat — Solicitors

1841 (Pigot's) Wheat & Staniforth — Attorneys

1852 (White's) John James Wheat — Solicitor & clerk to the Church Burgesses &c. (h. Treeton)

1854 (Kelly's) John James Wheat — Solicitor, clerk to Sheffield church burgesses, to Sheffield Grammar school, to trustees of Birley's charity, to trustees of Wakefield & Sheffield turnpike trusts, & agent to the Mentor life assurance office

1893 (Kelly's) John James Wheat — Solicitor

1893 (Kelly's) John Bristowe Wheat — Solicitor

1896 Sarah Turner died May 16 (Widow, age 81)

1905 (Kelly's) John James Wheat — Solicitor

1905 (Kelly's) Jn. Bristowe Wheat — Solicitor

1911 (White's) John Bristowe Wheat — Solicitor; Joint Clerk to the Grammar School Governors & Birley's Charity (h. Norwood Hall, Piper Lane, Wadsley Bridge)

1925 (Kelly's) John Bristowe Wheat — Solicitor & law clerk to the Church Burgesses Trust, The Govenors of the G (h. 24 Oakholme Road)


1787 (Gales & Martin) Samuel Goodlad — victualler & musician

1797 (Robinson's) Thomas Stewart — M. D.

1822 (Baine's) John Sykes — Vict. Q in the Corner

1833 (White's) Thomas Green — Vict. Q in the Corner\

1834 (Pigot's) Thos. Green — Q in the Corner

-----> Numbers changed became #17

1839 (Robson's) T. Batty — Bailiff & collector of rents

1851 (Census) William Hastings — Draper

1852 (White's) William Hastings — Travelling Draper

1854 (Kelly's) William Hastings — Draper

1861 (Census) James Walker — Schoolmaster & Agent to ? Society

1909 Hugh Watson Harrison died in March (Physician Surgeon, age 63)

1911 (White's) Frederick Uttley Laycock LLB — Solicitor & commissioner for oaths (h. Castleton Road, Hope)

1919 (White's) Holmes, Widlake & Gibson — Chartered Accountants

1919 (White's) William Holmes — District agent, Scottish Provident Institution

1925 (Kelly's) Holmes, Widlake & Gibson — Chartered Accountants


1822 (Baine's) Thomas Bell — Excise Officer

1822 (Baine's) Mon Lulileus — French Teacher

1822 (Baine's) Ebenezer Birks — Grocer & tea dealer & agent to the Sun Fire Office (& 96 Fargate)

1828 (Pigot's) Joseph Andrews junoir — Shopkeepers & Dealers in Groceries and Sundries

1849 (White's) Henry Broomhead — solicitor (business at 17 North Church Street)

1854 (Kelly's) Henry Broomhead sen. — esq.

1893 (Kelly's) James Hall — Architect & surveyor

1893 (Kelly's) James Waddington — Appraiser & valuer

1893 (Kelly's) John William Drake — Supt. (British Workman's Assurance Co. Limited)

1905 (Kelly's) Jsph. Arth. Darwent — Accountant

1905 (Kelly's) Joseph Arthur Darwen — Sec. The Sheffield & District Confectioners' Association

1905 (Kelly's) Empson Wells & Co. — tea mers

1905 (Kelly's) Britannic Assurance Co. Lim. — J. W. Drake, director

1905 (Kelly's) Mark Woolman, — tailor

1919 (White's) Hall & Fenton — Architects, surveyor, engineers, valuers & land agents

1925 (Kelly's) William Carter Fenton — JP; architect, valuer & land agent


1797 (Robinson's) Abraham Sutcliffe — M.D.

1833 (White's) John Clayton — Auctioneer, appraiser and furniture warehouse

1837 (White's) John Jepson & Son — Accountants

-----> Numbers changed became #24 or #26?

1839 (Robson's) Thomas M'Quhae — Cock

1841 (Census) Thomas MacQuhae — Licensed Victualler

1849 (White's) Thomas McQuhae — Vict. Old Cock Inn

1851 (Census) Thomas McQuhae — Inn Keeper (Wife: Elizabeth)

1852 (White's) Thomas McQuhae — Vict. Old Cock Inn

1854 (Kelly's) Old Cock tavern, Edmund Inkersall

1859 (Melville's) Old Cock inn, Henry Saville

1861 (Census) Harriet Wood — Publican

1893 (Kelly's) Sheffield Central Radical Club. William Pearson, Treasurer; Walter Eagers, Secretary, Mrs Emily Gill, Caretaker

1905 (Kelly's) Police Institute — Richard Hopkins, Caretaker

1919 (White's) Arthur Wilson — Caretaker, Police Institute

1925 (Kelly's) Weston & Ransden, Ltd. Insurance brokers

1925 (Kelly's) C. S. Armstrong & Co. Wholesale Furriers


1803-1812 David Daniel Davis — Physician

1822 (Baine's) Mrs Hannah Ellis

1837 (White's) William Binney — Attorney

-----> Numbers changed became #15

1839 (Robson's) John Ryalls — Solicitor

1839 (Robson's) Ann Whealey —Dress maker

1841 (Census) John Ryals (age 35) — Attorney

1849 (White's) John Ryalls — Solicitor

1852 (White's) James Sorbie — Draper

1854 (Kelly's) McDonald & Munroe, linen & wollen drapers

1904 Richard Berry died December (Child, age 4 mnths)

1905 (Kelly's) William Edgar Ryves — Surgeon

1911 (White's) William Edgar Ryves — Surgeon

1919 (White's) William Edgar Ryves — Surgeon

1925 (Kelly's) Dronfield & Booth — Estate agents

1925 (Kelly's) William Percy Booth — Estate agent (Dronfield & Booth) (h. 23 Chantrey Road)

1925 (Kelly's) Alan Brewer — Solicitor & Secretary, Sheffield Reform Club & Master Plumbers Association

1925 (Kelly's) Ernest Charles Chappell — barrister at law (h. 30 Southbourne Road)

1925 (Kelly's) Willis Lee Oxley — Solicitor & Commissioner for Oaths (h. Tuxford, Notts)


1822 (Baine's) John Greaves — Solicitor

1822 (Baine's) E Simms — Day school

1825 (Gell's) William Fox — Cabinet maker and upholsterer

1833 (White's) John Carr — Surgeon

1837 (White's) John Carr — Surgeon

-----> Numbers changed became #20

1846 (Slater's) Isaac Wilson — China glass & eathenware dealers

1851 (Census) Isaac Wilson — Potter

1852 (White's) Philip Harrison — Glass and china dealer

1852 (White's) Spencer Harrison — Auctioneer

1854 (Kelly's) Henry Whitford — Glass & china wareho

1861 (Census) John Harrison — Glass & China Dealer

1871 (White's) Wm. Hall — Cooper

1893 (Kelly's) Walter Eagers — rent bailiff

1905 (Kelly's) Walt. Eagers & Son — rent bailiffs

1911 (White's) Walter Eagers — certified bailiff (W.E. & son)

1919 (White's) Peter Hanson

1925 (Kelly's) Abraham Silver — Butcher (business at 68 Campo Lane)


1771 (Fairbanks Map) Ann Barlow

1797 (Robinson's) Samuel Tompkin — engraver and copperplate printer

1822 (Baine's) William Jackson — Surgeon

1833 (White's) William Henry Clayton — Auctioneer, appraiser and furniture broker (h. 5 Brownell Street)

-----> Numbers changed became #18

1839 (Robson's) Elizabeth Hague — Dress maker

1841 (Pigot's) Elizabeth Hague — Milliner & dress maker

1851 (Census) John Fisher — Glass & China Dealer

1852 (White's) John Fisher — China, glass &c. dealer

1854 (Kelly's) John Fisher — glass & china dealer

1893 (Kelly's) Mrs Eliza & Miss Lydia Fisher — Glass & china dealer

1905 (Kelly's) Fisher & Co. — Glass & china dlrs

1910 William Bradbury died September (Clerk, age 56)

1919 (White's) JH Frith — Divisional Secretary, National Federation of Discharged & Demobilised Sailors

1925 (Kelly's) Allied (Electrical Manufacturers (The),) Wholesale Electrical Factors


1797 (Robinson's) Ann Richardson — victualler

1833 (White's) Joseph Riley — Surgeon

-----> Numbers changed became #?

1841 (Pigot's) William Binney — Attorney

1849 (White's) Mrs Sarah Hall

1851 (Census) Sarah Hall, aged 77

1852 (White's) Mrs Sarah Hall

1854 (Kelly's) Mr. William Hatfield

1861 (Census) William Hartfield

1893 (Kelly's) William Henry Parkin — Tailor & draper

1895 Henry William Parkin died in december (Child, age 4 wks)

1899 Blanch Parkin died in March (Child, age 22 mnths)

1919 (White's) Mrs Flora Gregson — Householder

1925 (Kelly's) Mrs Flora Gregson — Boot Dealer


1771 (Fairbanks Map) Samuel Barlow

1833 (White's) Francis Allwood — gent.

-----> Numbers changed became #?

1839 (Robson's) George Greaves — Solicitor

1841 (Pigot's) George Greaves — Attorney

1852 (White's) George Nichols — Tailor & draper

1854 (Kelly's) George Nichols — Tailor, woolen draper & paletot maker

1893 (Kelly's) Hall & Co. printers and bookbinders

1893 (Kelly's) John Hall — Printer (Hall & Co.)

1905 (Kelly's) Arundel Printing Co. Ltd.

1919 (White's) Arundel Printing Co. Ltd.

1925 (Kelly's) Arundel Printing Co. Ltd.

#17 (Q in the Corner)

1771 (Fairbanks Map) Thomas Rodger

1828 (Pigot's) Henry Broomhead — Attorneys

1833 (White's) Ann Whaley — dress & straw hat maker

-----> Numbers changed became #12? (see also #18)

1839 (Robson's) Anne Green — Q in the Corner

1841 (Rodgers) Chas. Bonnet — Q Inn

1841 (Pigot's) Charles Bonnet Vict. Q in the Cornerq

1849 (White's) Robert Richardson — Vict. Q in the Corner

1851 (Census) Robert Richardson — Victualler

1852 (White's) Robert Richardson — Artist and vict. Q in the Corner

1854 (Kelly's) Edwd Harrison — Q In the corner inn

1859 (Melville's) Edw. Harrison — Q in the Corner inn

1861 (Census) Edward Harrison — Licenced Victualler & German Silver Smith

1871 (White's) Jas. L. Martin — Vict. Q in the Corner

1894 Martha Streets died in March (married, age 49)

1905 (Kelly's) Arthur E. Ward — Victualler

1919 (White's) Miss L Jones — Matron, House of Help for Girls & Young Women

#17 & #19

1893 (Kelly's) William Streek — Vict. Shrewsbury Hotel


1771 (Fairbanks Map) William Culter

1828 (Pigot's) John Wheat — Attorneys

1833 (White's) John Ryalls — Solicitor

1837 (White's) John Ryalls — Attorney and Nottingham & Derbyshire Fire & Offices & Agents

-----> Numbers changed became #12? (see also #17)

1839 (Robson's) W. H. Clayton — Auctioneer & broker

1839 (Robson's) Edwd. Hebblewaite — Schoolmaster

1849 (White's) Thos. Booker — Glass, china &c. dealer

1854 (Kelly's) Thomas Booker — Glass & china dealer

1854 (Kelly's) Edward Hebblethwaite — Academy

1861 (Census) Eliza Fisher — Glass & China Shop Manager


1771 (Fairbanks Plan) Joseph Smith

1797 (Robinson's) Samuel Harmar — grocer

1828 (Pigot's) Joseph Haywood — Attorneys, Fire & Insurance Agents (Guardian (Life))

1833 (White's) Henry Broomhead — Solicitor

1837 (White's) Henry Broomfield — Attorney (and North Church Street)

-----> Numbers changed became #10

1839 (Robson's) Thomas Vernon — Beer retailer

1841 (Pigot's) George Smith — Furniture broker

1849 (White's) Ann Smith — Broker

1852 (White's) Ann Smith — Broker

1854 (Kelly's) Mrs. Ann Smith — Furniture broker

1861 (Census) Ann Smith — Earthenware Dealer

1946–1966 Moore Fletcher & Co — Chartered accountants


1771 (Fairbanks Map) Samuel Wing

1828 (Pigot's) Charles Brookfield — Attorneys

1833 (White's) James & John Wheat — solicitors

1837 (White's) James & John Wheat — solicitor

-----> Numbers changed became #8

1839 (Robson's) John Carr — Surgeon

1841 (Census) John Carr (39) — Surgeon

1841 (Rodgers) John Carr — Surgeon

1846 (Slater's) John Carr — Surgeon

1849 (White's) William Henry Booth — Surgeon

1851 (Census) William H Booth — General Practitioner

1852 (White's) William Henry Booth — Surgeon

1854 (Kelly's) William Henry Booth — Surgeon

1861 (Census) William H Booth — General Practitioner

1871 (White's) Wm Hy Booth — Surgeon

#18 & #20

1893 (Kelly's) Arthur Newell — Sheffield Middle Class Schools

1893 (Kelly's) Walter Mountain — Teacher of Middle Class School) (h. 112 Grimesthorpe Road)

1905 (Kelly's) Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Newell — Principle, Middle Class Schools for Boys, Girls & Infants

1911 (White's) James Longstaff — Principle Middle Class School (h. Geer Farm, Rdgeway)

1919 (White's) James Longstaffe — Principal Middle Class School (h Ingelby, Dronfield Woodhouse)

1925 (Kelly's) James Longstaffe — Principal, Middle Class Schools (h Ingelby, Dronfield Woodhouse)


1833 (White's) Joseph Haywood — Solicitor

1837 (White's) Joseph Haywood — Attorney

-----> Numbers changed became #6

1851 (Census) Ann Smith — Furniture Broker

1940 John William Hill died in December (Carter, age 66)


1797 (Robinson's) John Clayton — Breeches-maker

1837 (White's) Brookfield & Gould — Attorneys

------> Numbers changed, became #4

1841 (Pigot's) Samuel William Turner — Attorney

1841 (Rodgers) Saml. W. Turner — Solicitor and master extraordinary in Chancery

1849 (White's) William Henry Clayton — Valuer & broker (h. Daisy Bank)

1849 (White's) John Hattersley — collector & furniture broker

1851 (Census) John Hattersley — Furniture Broker

1852 (White's) John Hattersley — Furniture broker & accountant

1854 (Kelly's) John Hattersley — Furniture broker

1861 (Census) John Hattersley — Collector of Rents

1893 (Kelly's) Sheffield Friendly Societies' Medical Institution. George Abbott, Secretary; Enoch Roe, Caretaker

1905 (Kelly's) Saul Harry Finklestone — Head, Sheffield Hebrew School

1910 William Stewart died in Septemeber (Son of Herbert, age 15 mi)

1911 (White's) Saul Harry Finklestone — Head master of the Sheffield Hebrew School (h. 91 Broomspring Lane)

1919 (White's) Saul Harry Finklestone — Head master of the Sheffield Hebrew School


1797 (Robinson's) John Jenkinson — cabinet maker, and upholsterer


1802 Sir Francis Chantrey

1839 (Robson's) Joshua Jepson & Son — Accountants and collectors

1841 (Census) Joshua Jepson (56)

1841 (Rodger's) Joshua Jepson — Accountant & collector

1851 (Census) William Cliff — Steel Milter?

1852 (White's) Wm. Cliff — Beerhouse

1854 (Kelly's) William Cliff — Beer retailer

1861 (Census) — George Clark — Letter Press Printer

1893 (Kelly's) Owen Chester — Branch manager (Royal Liver Friendly Society)

1905 (Kelly's) Thomas Wardle — Bookseller

1911 (White;s) ) Thomas Wards — Seconds hand bookseller (business 45 Norfolk Market Hall)

1919 (White's) Thomas Warde — Seconds hand bookseller (business 44 & 46 Norfolk Market Hall)

1925 (Kelly's) ) Thomas Warde — Seconds hand bookseller (business 44 & 45 Norfolk Market Hall)


1797 (Robinson's) Charles Ellis

1911 (White's) Richard Bell — Accountant


1797 (Robinson's) John Greaves — Attorney

1839 (Robson's) John Clayton jun. — Auctioneer & furniture broker

1849 (White's) John Clayton — Auctioneer, valuer, bailiff & furniture broker (h. Daisy Bank)

1854 (Kelly's) James Nield — General furniture & tool broker, roman cement & plaster of paris depot

1905 (Kelly's) W. Hattersley & Co. Merchants

1911 (White's) Alfred Wolstenholme — engraver

1911 (White's) Haydn Arthur Morley —Solicitor (h. 908 Ecclesall Road, Banner Cross)

1919 (White's) JH Horner — Accountant

1919 (White's) Charles EV Hall — Mechanical engineer

1919 (White's) Theophilus Sievewright — Law stationer (h. 107 Wolseley Road)

1919 (White's) Haydn Arthur Morley —Solicitor (h. Hathersage)

1925 (Kelly's) Joseph H. Horner — Surveyor

1925 (Kelly's) Charles E.V. Jall — mechanical engnr

1925 (Kelly's) Richard Ainger — Journalist

1925 (Kelly's) Theophilus Sievewright — Law stationer (h. 107 Wolseley Road)

1925 (Kelly's) Samuel J A Mills — Patent agent

1925 (Kelly's) Haydn Arthur Morley —Solicitor (h. Hathersage)

1966–1996+ Moore Fletcher & Co — Chartered accountants

#26 & #28

1851 (Census) Prudence Clayton — Shop Keeper

1893 (Kelly's) Arthur Ellis — estate agent & rent & debt collector


1797 (Robinson's) John Favell — surgeon, and man mid-wife


1822 (Baine's) John Flather — Collector of assessed taxes

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Links to photos of the empty Square, perfect !

That photographer must have got up early. I also like the ones from the 1940s for the cars.

1841 Census (#s not given in the census, but I have added numbers where they tally with the 1839 and 1841 directories)


John Ryals (age 35) — Attorney

Ruth (35); Elizabeth(15); Charles (12 mnths); Leonard (2 mnths)

Catherina (30)

Anne Epworth (20)


Joseph Cartledge (55) — Silver Smith

Louisa Cartledge (15)

Anne Nowill (14)


Mary Kirk (76) — Washerwoman

John Smith (35)

Hannah Smith (30)

Fredk (2)


James Longley (50)

Mary Longley (45)

Martha Saw (75)


Thomas MacQuhae (40) — Licensed Victualler

Elizabeth (30); Elizabeth (12)

Sarah H Carson (10)

Ann Elever (18)

Mary Rushby (14)

John Bradley (50)

Thomas C Boddie (40)

John Newton (30)


Mary Storer (30)

Elizabeth Fearne (25)


William Bland (55) — Constable

Sarah (45); William (20); Ann (15); Joseph (12)

Sarah Thompson (20)


Robert Portes (65) — Silver Smith

Sarah Portes (60)

Patent Cooke (15)


John Hall (70) — Cooper

Sarah Hall (66)

Joshua Stephenson (34) — Silver Smith

Ellen (33); Sarah (10); James (8); Ann Maria (3)

James Hall (28) — Shoe Maker


Geo. Smith (50) — Scissor Smith

Ann (50); James (20); Thomas (15); Sarah (10); Will (5); Edwin (5)

Joseph Carter (20) — Journeyman

Thomas Hammond (20) — Apprentice

Samuel Mosley (42) — Saw Maker

Sarah Mosley (42)

Thomas Freeman (24) — Fire grate fittler

Emma Freeman (21)

Henry Freeman (13)


Thomas Batty (63) — Appraiser

Ann Batty (43)


Robert Hebblewaite (60)


Alfred Clayton (20) — Broker

Matilda (20); Frederic (2); Philip (3 mnths)

Sarah Cartwright (14)


Benjamin Heward (40) — Labourer

Elizabeth Heward (30)


Joshua Johnson (56)

Elizabeth (56); Joshua (13); Elizabeth (11); Matilda (8); Edwin (5); Joshua (3)

Amm Glossop


Samuel Turner (40) — Attorney at Law

Maria (40); Henry (15); Caroline (15); William (9); Catherine (7); Mary (5); Samuel (4); Helen (1)

Mary Brunt (15)


John Carr (39) — Surgeon

Eliza (8); Therza (7)

Mary Robinson (20)

Ann Birks (18)

Albert Hunt 16)


Mary Hague (58)

John Hague(32) — Cutler

Sarah Hague (22)

Hannah Marples (34)

Matthew Dodworth (27) — Cuttler

Elizabeth Dodworth (25)

Source citations:

1841 Census

Class: HO107; Piece 1338; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Sheffield; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 10; Page: 12

Class: HO107; Piece 1338; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Sheffield; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 46; Page: 14-16

Class: HO107; Piece 1338; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Sheffield; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 50; Pages: 38-40

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Regarding the above lists of residences and businesses. I have just listed the numbers as they appear in the directories. I'm fairly sure that between 1837 and 1839 the numbering was changed. For example Q in the Corner was at #9 in 1833, which was renumbered to #17 by 1839; the Old Cock was at #6 in 1833 which was renumbered to #11 by 1839.

Based on discrepancies between the 1833/7 directories and the 1841 directory, here's my best guess at some of the 1830s numbers, shown in red, overlaid on the 1954 OS map:


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A tiny input to a giant work ...

Paradise Square, 1881 Census

(The easiest of 'em all, but, it's a contribution)

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Excellent idea !

Unfortunately not quite as easy for the other Fairbanks plans (some of them I can't make head or tail of). Here's my attempt with the 1758 Hicks Style Field/Hartshead plan:


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They are fantastically difficult to interpret, I give George and you full marks for creating something unigue, keep at it, because it's beyond me to work that stuff out.

Taking a slice off the graveyard, there's a proof, Harthead/Watson's Walk more impressive than we rember, there's yer proof ...

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I'd love to see a new thread with the Fairbank's overlaid over the OS maps, hands up, not capable of doing it myself, but I'd love to see it.

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They are fantastically difficult to interpret

they are tough, but I'm game to have a go.


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From 'The songs of Joseph Mather' by John Mather and John Wilson, 1862.

Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=RNkIAAAAQAAJ



Last market day even,

John Gibbons, blind Stephen,

And two other fiddlers that never could see,

They fought battle royal,

An hour by the dial,

Before that each party'd consent to agree,

The landlady cries out,

They'll knock all their eyes out,

A speech by a bystander not to be bore.

So down Sykes did toss her,

And laid the sack across her,

And there she remained till the battle was o'er.

* Sheffield seems to hare been famous for its blind fiddlers. Blind Stephen was quite a character, and possessed a large share of broad humour. The "Q in the Corner," in Paradise square, was a famous resort for fiddlers. The landlord, Samuel Goodlad, claimed the right to play the first fiddle on all public occasions, and used to boast that he got all new tunes from London before any one in Sheffield. This was probably true, because Mr. and Mrs Goodlad had the entire management of the "Assemblies "—those fashionable gatherings of the elite of Sheffield, in the Assembly Rooms, Norfolk-street (the Council Hall). On one occasion Samuel performed a selection of new music for the gratification of his customers, some of whom put blind Stephen in a sack, and carried him to the "Q," where he heard the mellifluous music of "mine host," who boasted after the performance that no fiddler in Sheffield could play that particular tune, which he only obtained the day before. While some of the company were congratulating Samuel, others carried out the sack and liberated Stephen from durance. He soon made his appearance with his fiddle, and wished to play for the amusement of his friend. On being asked if he could play the same tune that only Mr. Goodlad knew, Stephen declared that he could, better than any man in Sheffield. The landlord being positive that Stephen did not know it, offered to fiddle him for a "leg of mutton and trimings" if he would play first. The offer was accepted, and Stephen was declared the victor, to the astonishment of his competitor, who greatly wondered where his rival got the tune. In due time the supper was prepared and ample justice done to it. But as the immortal Tarn O'Shanter found it necessary to ride home, though he had to pass the haunted ruins of Kirk Alloway. at the midnight hour, it was equally necessary for Stephen to go home, though he had to pass the parish church-yard at the same witching time. Stephen said he was not afraid of seeing a ghost; but as it was a dark night he asked if the kind-hearted hostess would lend him a lantern. This was a favour she could not deny. She told the servant girl to get one, and put a good light in it. Thus equipped, the jovial fiddler set off to Pinstone-lane; but he had scarcely got up the steps which led into the church-yard (it was a thoroughfare then, and not pallisaded.) when some of the company asked Mrs. Goodlad why she lent a lantern to a blind man? She quickly bade the girl run after him and fetch it back, as the thing would be known all over the town. When the maid overtook Stephen and demanded the lantern, he refused to give it up, because Dame Goodlad had lent it him to go home. The girl said that a lantern was useless to a blind man, on which Stephen laughed, and said, "Does tha think I borrowed it for me sen? Tell thy mistress that there are so many drunken folks in the streets, and if one knocked me down and smashed my fiddle I should be ruined. I am much obliged to her for the lantern, and although I can't see other folks can."

On the 3rd of May, 1810, six resident blind musicians had a benefit concert at the " Assembly Rooms." Vide Local Reg., p. 124

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But as the immortal Tarn O'Shanter found it necessary to ride home, though he had to pass the haunted ruins of Kirk Alloway. at the midnight hour, it was equally necessary for Stephen to go home, though he had to pass the parish church-yard at the same witching time. Stephen said he was not afraid of seeing a ghost; but as it was a dark night he asked if the kind-hearted hostess would lend him a lantern. This was a favour she could not deny.

I'm sure the last bit of that story is missing, where the Landlady sends a runner after Stephen to ask for the lanten back and he says :

"If my fiddle should be broken, I should be ruined and while I can't see the lantern, others can"

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I'm sure the last bit of that story is missing, where the Landlady sends a runner after Stephen to ask for the lanten back and he says :

"If my fiddle should be broken, I should be ruined and while I can't see the lantern, others can"

Well spotted! I'd like to pretend that it was just a test, but I missed the continuation on to the next page of the book because they start the next page with another song so I thought the story was done—though I did think it strange the way it seemed to cut off in mid flow. I have added the rest now.


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Jeremy - a little more grist to your mill.

Paradise Square was noted for its earthenware and pottery market but Leader recalls another commodity occasionally sold there...

The cuck-stool, as a rough cure for scolding women, was barbarous enough, but it was not so bad as the sight of a wife, led by her husband in a halter to Paradise Square, or the Market Place, and there sold to the highest bidder. Thus, in 1796, John Lees, "steel burner," sold his wife to Samuel Hall, fellmonger, for sixpence. "She was delivered up with an halter round her neck, and the clerk of the market received 4d. for toll." In another case the sale took place in Paradise Square.

He also refers to the Freemasons Lodge that was once in the square, although he doesn't give a date for this...

Mr. Nowill built the schoolroom at the top of the Paradise Square steps, as a Freemason's Lodge; and he also erected for himself a house at East Bank.

The lodge is shown on Tayler's 1832 map of Sheffield (No. 39), and seems to be the building marked as a 'Cutlery Works' on the 1954 map.

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Recently published book you may find of interest:

Thanks. I have that book somewhere... I appear to have misplaced it at the moment.

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From Robinson's 1797 directory:

Court 4, No. 1 Paradise-square: Eyre Joseph appraiser, and constable

2 Paradise-square: Pinder George stay maker

3 Paradise-square: Bustard Widow shoemaker

4 Paradise-square: Binge John cabinet-maker, and upholsterer

5 Paradise-square: Knutton Thomas factor

7 Paradise-square: Wheat James attorney, master in chancery and deputy steward of the court baron

9 Paradise-square: Stewart Thomas M. D.

11 Paradise-square: Sutcliff Abraham M. D.

14 Paradise-square: Tompkin Samuel engraver and copperplate printer

15 Paradise-square: Richardson Ann victualler

18 Paradise-square: Goodlad Widow victualler

19 Paradise-square: Harmar Samuel grocer

22 Paradise-square: Clayton John breeches maker

23 Paradise-square: Jenkinson John cabinet maker, and upholsterer

25 Paradise-square: Ellis Charles

26 Paradise-square: Greaves John attorney

27 Paradise-square: Favell John surgeon, and man-midwife

The numbering here seems different again from the pre and post 1840 numbering shown in my posting above, as #18 is likely the Q in the Corner and I'm guessing that #15 is the Old Cock.


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