TitleSheffield Lower (later Sheffield North) Division
DescriptionIndexes for the early rate books in this series indicate that the following areas were included within the Sheffield Lower District:

Down West Bar, Work House Croft, Silver Street, Hawley Street, Hawley Street, White Street, Pea Street, Scotland [Street], Down Lambert Street, Gibraltar [Street], Up Lambert Street, West Barr Green, Up West Barr, Spring Street, Water Lane, Castle Green, Pudding Lane, Park Hill, Park Farms, Shambles.

Note: there were often separate rate books kept for different rates levied for poor relief, maintenance of highways and constables, etc. There were also occasional special rates levied (contained in separate rate books) such as for the relief of maimed/wounded soldiers and mariners.

The early rate books are arranged by street and record name of occupier and rate collected. By 1801, names of proprietors as well as occupiers are included. By 1821, descriptions of the property were also included (e.g. 'house and garden', 'brew house', 'malt house' 'coach house','stable', 'shop', 'wheel', etc.)

From 1775, there is a break in the separate runs of Sheffield Upper Division rate books as a series of combined rate books for the Sheffield Upper and Lower Divisions started up (see series CA-RB/3).

When the separate series of Sheffield Lower Division rate books resumed in 1797 it covered the following streets:

Bank Street, West Barr, West Barr Green, New Street, Scargill Croft, Egypt, North Street, Workhouse Croft, Queen Street, Fig Tree Lane, Back Lane to Paradise Square, Back Lane, Head of Silver Street, Silver Street, Lee Croft, Hawley Croft, Bates Yard, Pea Croft, Solley Street, Pea Street, Scotland Street, Brocco Street, Edward Street, Meadow Street, Snow Hill, Smith Field, Cross Smith Field, Allen Street, Cross Allen Street, Radford Street, Jericho, Well Meadow, Netherthorpe, Port Mahon, Furnace Hill, Trinity Street, Copper Street, Lambert Street, Gibraltar Street, Cupola Street, Bower Spring, Steel House Lane, Hicks Lane, Spring Street, Long Croft, Green Lane, Cotton Mills, Love Street, Coulson Street, Bridge Street, Mill Lane, New Hall Street, Millsands, Isle, Snigg Hill, Water Lane, Castle Street, Castle Green, Castle Hill, Wain Gate, Barn Street, Hay Market, King Street, Park, Castle Orchard Lane, Grinders Wheel, Broad Street, Park Furnace, Cricket Inn Lane, Cricket Inn, Old Street, High Street, Duke Street, Crown Alley, Colliers Row, Park Wheel.

By 1802 the Sheffield Lower Division was referred to as the 'North Division'.
Date1755 - 1891
Extent157 items
AccessConditionsSome registers available on microfilm only
RelatedMaterialFor index to streets and corresponding rate book(s) and page numbers covering rate books 1755 - 1891 a CD-ROM is available (ROM/9)
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