Timeline of Sheffield history

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This timeline of Sheffield history summarises key events in the history of Sheffield, a city in England. The origins of the city can be traced back to the founding of a settlement in a clearing beside the River Sheaf in the second half of the 1st millennium AD. The area had seen human occupation since at least the last ice age, but significant growth in the settlements that are now incorporated into the city did not occur until the industrial revolution.


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References and notes

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  12. There is an error of two years in most entries from 754 to 845. Thus, this entry is dated 827 in the chronicle. See Swanton, Michael (1996). The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. New York: Routledge. pp. 46, note 6. ISBN   0-415-92129-5.
  13. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 'Here Edmund King, ruler of Angles, protector of clansmen, Mercia obtained, dear deed-doer, as Dor divideth: gate of the white well, and Humber's river, broad sea stream.' See "The Geographical or Ethnological Position of Sheffield as regards Dialect" in Addy A Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield, pp. xxviii–xxxiv and Beaven, Murray L. R. (January 1918). "King Edmund I and the Danes of York". The English Historical Review. 33 (129): 1–9. doi:10.1093/ehr/XXXIII.CXXIX.1.
  14. Hunter, Hallamshire, p. 20
  15. Hunter, Hallamshire, p. 22
  16. 1 2 3 4 5 6 David Hey, Medieval South Yorkshire
  17. 1 2 3 4 Harman & Minnis, Sheffield, pp. 45–56
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  20. Charter to the Town of Sheffield, 10 August 1297
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  22. Hunter, Hallamshire, p. 128.
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  24. According to an agreement from 1485 quoted in Hunter, Hallamshire, pp.193–194 the Vicar of Sheffield, Sir John Plesaunce, and William Hill, who was a master mason, both agreed to build a bridge of stone "over the watyr of Dune neghe the castell of Sheffeld"
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  28. 1 2 3 Binfield, Clyde; Hey, David (1997). Mesters to Masters: A History of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN   0-19-828997-9.
  29. Hunter, Hallamshire, "Chapter VII: The Removal of the Lords of the Manor—The Civil Wars"
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  31. Vickers, Old Sheffield Town, p. 13
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  42. 1 2 3 4 Britannica 1910.
  43. Harman & Minnis, Sheffield, p. 57
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  45. Batty, Rail Centres: Sheffield, p. 30
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  47. Harrison, Samuel (1865). A Complete History of the Great Flood at Sheffield on March 11 & 12, 1864. Sheffield: Sheffield Times. ISBN   0-904293-01-7.
  48. Batty, Rail Centres: Sheffield, pp. 38–40
  49. Ruth Harman and John Minnis, Pevsner Architectural Guides: Sheffield, p.149
  50. Twidale, Graham H. E. (1995). A Nostalgic Look At Sheffield Trams Since 1950. Peterborough: Silver Link Publishing, Limited. p. 2. ISBN   1-85794-040-7.
  51. Historic England. "Town Hall (1246902)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  52. 1 2 Harman & Minnis, Sheffield, p. 103
  53. Harman & Minnis, Sheffield, p. 67
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  55. Harman & Minnis, Sheffield, p. 82
  56. 1 2 Harman & Minnis, Sheffield, pp. 74–76.
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