Several of the street names in Sheffield date from the Middle Ages and many others proclaim their medieval origin by their derivation and their known historical setting.

This illustrated guide provides the origins of almost 150 streets, rows, squares, alleys and lanes in central Sheffield, from Allen Street through to Workhouse Lane.

Included are photographs of some of the streets and a reproduction of William Fairbanks's map of Sheffield, dated 1771.

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