1850s Crosspool revealed on historic maps

Map of Crosspool, circa 1850

Map of Crosspool, circa 1850 – click/tap to enlarge (PNG, 3.3MB)
Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland

Crosspool as it was 160 years ago has been revealed on a set historic maps.

The Sheffield maps were drawn at various dates since 1850 and are available for viewing on the National Library of Scotland website.

The 1850 Crosspool map (PNG, 3.3MB) shows just a handful of dwellings around the Lydgate junction and Stephen Hill. You can also see landmark buildings that have since been knocked down including Lydgate Hall and The Kings Head pub.

View the full map on the National Library of Scotland website

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One Response to 1850s Crosspool revealed on historic maps

  1. Lynne Briggs says:

    I have the original ordnance survey for the area from this era for Sheffield (as it was defined at the time.) It is in a 5 foot to 1 mile scale (far more detailed than the ones recently released) and is a rather hefty leather-bound tome. I am lucky to be the custodian of this but will happily show to anyone with a serious interest in Sheffield history.

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