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From: Richard Tetley <>
Subject: Re: Need Directions for Places in Sheffield, York
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 17:35:07 +0100
> Does anyone know directions to St. Silas Church or if it still
> exists? Also, does anyone know the whereabouts of Marbrough Ave and Hodgson
I'm sorry this is a bit late in coming to you, but I was away on
business this week, and I'm just catching up.
There is no Marbrough Ave in my 1970s A-Z of Sheffield. There is a
Marlborough Road, which is still there, I believe. It runs off
Northumberland Road, near Sheffield University.
Hodgson Street still exists, as described by someone earlier this week,
but there has been a heck of a lot of re-development in that area, so it
may not look much like it did in the 1880s!
There is no 'St Silas church' in the current Yellow Pages phone book.
However, I did find the following on Eric Youle's pages on Sheffield, by
searching for 'Gilcar' with the help of http://www.google.com/
Note: This out of copyright material has been transcribed by Eric Youle,
provided the transcription on condition that any further copying and
of the transcription is allowed only for noncommercial purposes, and
statement in its entirety.
The following extract is from "Illustrated Guide to Sheffield. Pawson &
Brailsford - 1862"
"GILCAR AND DYER'S HILL DISTRICTS."
"For both of these districts (which are within the town) it is
contemplated to build
churches; but at present divine worship is celebrated in temporary
Rev. John Harrison holds the curacy of the Gilcar district, and service
is performed in the new National Schools, in Hodgson-street, which have
been built recently by voluntary subscription. For Dyer's-hill district
commodious schools have been built in Granville-street, Park, at a cost
of about £1,800, and service is held on Sundays in this building. The
Rev. W. Hall, M.A., holds the incumbency."
Now then, this was news to me, because I've never seen 'Gilcar' named on
So there you go, we've both learnt something!
Armed with that knowledge, I scoured the 1905 map, and found St Silas'
on the corner of Broomhall St. and Hanover St.
According to my recent A-Z, there is still a church there (although they
don't appear to have a phone). You should be able to find Broomhall
Street from the Inner Ring Road (Hanover Way), between Ecclesall Road
and the University.
Let me know if you need any more info, and I'll do my best.
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