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History of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Sheffield, town, city, and metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of South Yorkshire, north-central England. Sheffield lies about 160 miles (260 km) northwest of London. The city and metropolitan borough lie within the historic county of Yorkshire, except for the area around Beighton and Mosborough, which belongs to the historic county of Derbyshire. Sheffield is situated at the foot of the Pennine highlands at a point where four streams—the Sheaf, Porter, Rivelin, and Loxley—running in deep valleys converge to form the River Don.

Escafeld, as the historic town of Sheffield was called at the time of Domesday Book (1086), was an Anglo-Saxon village. It became the site of a castle and a parish church built by the Norman lord William de Lovetot early in the 12th century...

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  • 1570 - 1584 - Mary, Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner for 14 years in Sheffield Castle and Sheffield Manor

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  • 1600 - Sheffield was the main town in England (apart from London) for producing cutlery.

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  • 1616 - The Hospital of Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury (almshouses) was founded in Sheffield to accommodate and maintain 20 poor men and 20 poor women.

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  • 1642 - At the start of the Civil War, Sheffield was held by the parliamentarians but it was soon taken by the royalists under the Earl of Newcastle.

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  • 1648 - Sheffield Castle was demolished by the Parliamentarians following the Civil War.

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  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
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  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
    Beauchief Abbey

    The abbey was founded by Robert FitzRanulf de Alfreton. Thomas Tanner, writing in 1695, stated that it was founded in 1183. However, Samuel Pegge in his History of Beauchief Abbey noted that Albinas, the abbot of Derby, who was... Read MORE...

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  • 1740s - Benjamin Huntsman invented a way of making better quality steel called crucible steel.

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  • 1758 - The large-scale manufacture of silver plate was begun in Sheffield by Joseph Hancock.

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  • 1771 - The Sheffield Library was established.

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  • 1895 - Sheffield
    Sheffield, a town of England, co. of York, West Riding, capital of the district of Hallamshire, at the junction of the Sheaf and Don Rivers (both cros...Read MORE...




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Beauchief Abbey

The abbey was founded by Robert FitzRanulf de Alfreton. Thomas Tanner, writing in 1695, stated that it was founded in 1183. However, Samuel Pegge in his History of Beauchief Abbey noted that Albinas, the abbot of Derby, who was... Read MORE...

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  • 1570 - 1584 - Mary, Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner for 14 years in Sheffield Castle and Sheffield Manor

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1600 - Sheffield was the main town in England (apart from London) for producing cutlery.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1616 - The Hospital of Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury (almshouses) was founded in Sheffield to accommodate and maintain 20 poor men and 20 poor women.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1642 - At the start of the Civil War, Sheffield was held by the parliamentarians but it was soon taken by the royalists under the Earl of Newcastle.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1648 - Sheffield Castle was demolished by the Parliamentarians following the Civil War.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1740s - Benjamin Huntsman invented a way of making better quality steel called crucible steel.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1758 - The large-scale manufacture of silver plate was begun in Sheffield by Joseph Hancock.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1771 - The Sheffield Library was established.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1895 - Sheffield
    Sheffield, a town of England, co. of York, West Riding, capital of the district of Hallamshire, at the junction of the Sheaf and Don Rivers (both... Read MORE...

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