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This study was undertaken in 1989/90, and the bibliography reflects this.

Published material

Addy, S.O. Historical Memorial of Beauchief Abbey (Sheffield, 1878)
Armitage, H. Chantrey Land (Sheffield, 1910)
Armstrong, Lyn Woodcolliers and Charcoal Burning (Horsham, 1978)
Blaby, Helen The Life of the Parish of St. Pauls, Norton Lees (Sheffield, n.d.)
Bostwick, D. Sheffield in Tudor & Stuart Times (Sheffield City Museums, 1985)
Chambers, J.D. Population, Economy and Society in Pre-Industrial England (Oxford 1972)
Crossley D. (ed) Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers (Sheffield, 1989)
Crossley, D. & Ashurst, D. Excavations at Rockley Smithies, a Water-powered Bloomery of the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries (in Post-Medieval Archaeology, 2 (1968)
Davidson, Caroline A Woman's Work is Never Done: A history of housework in the British Isles, 1650 - 1950 (London 1982)
Emmison, F.G.
Elizabethan Life: Morals and the Church Courts: mainly from Essex Archidiaconal Records (Chelmsford, 1973)
Everitt, A Farm Labourers. In Thirsk, J. ed, Agricultural History of England and Wales, Vol IV, 1500 - 1640 (Cambridge 1967)
Eversley, D., Laslett, P. & Wrigley, E. An Introduction to English Historical Demography (London, 1966)
Goody, J., Thirsk, J., & Thompson, E.P. Family & Inheritance. Rural Society in Western Europe (Cambridge 1976)
Hall, T.W. A Descriptive Catalogue of Miscellaneous Charters and Other Documents ... with abstracts of Sheffield Wills proved at York from 1554 - 1560 (Sheffield 1916)
Harrison, J.F.C. The Common People: A History from the Norman Conquest to the Present (London, 1984)
Harrison, John An Exact & Perfect Survey & View of the Manor of Sheffield with Other Lands, 1637 (1908 edition)
Hey, David Yorkshire from AD 1000 (Harlow, 1986)
Hey, David Family History & Local History in England (Harlow, 1987)
Hey, David The Rural Metalworkers of the Sheffield Region: A Study of Rural Industry before the Industrial Revolution (Leicester, 1972)
Holderness, B.A. Pre-Industrial England. Economy and Society from 1500 to 1750 (London, 1976)
Hunter, Joseph Hallamshire (1875 edition)
Laslett, Peter Family Life and Illicit Love in Earlier Generations (Cambridge, 1977)
Linton, D. (ed) Sheffield & its Region (Sheffield, 1956)
Lloyd, G.H. The Cutlery Trades: An Essay in the Economics of Small-Scale Production (1913, reprint 1968).
McLaren, Dorothy Marital Fertility and Lactation 1570 - 1720, in Prior, M. (ed), Women in English Society, 1500 - 1800
Meredith, R. The Watermills of Abbeydale (Sheffield City Libraries, 1974 edn.)
Miller, W.T. The Water Mills of Sheffield (Sheffield, 1936)
Milward, Rosemary A Glossary of Household, Farming & Trade Terms from Probate Inventories (Chesterfield, 1982 edn.)
Mott, R.A. The Water Mills of Beauchief Abbey (THAS, vol. 9, 1969)
Reynolds, John Windmills & Watermills (London 1970)
Simpson, L.L. (ed) The Parish Registers of St. James, Norton, 1559 - 1812 (Derby, 1908)
Sharpe, J.A. Early Modern England: A social History 1550 - 1760 (London, 1987)
Syson, Leslie The Watermills of Britain (Newton Abbot, 1980)
Tate, W.E. The Parish Chest. A Study of the Records of Parochial Administration in England. (Cambridge, 3rd edn, 1969)
Taylor, C. Fields in the English Landscape (London 1975)
Walton, M. Sheffield: Its Story & Achievements (1948: reprint 1968)
Walton, M. & Meredith, R. Beauchief Abbey Past & Present (Sheffield City Libraries, 1975)
Walton, Mary A History of the Parish of Sharrow (Sheffield, 1968)
Webb, S. & B. English Local Government: English Poor Law History. Part I: The Old Poor Law (London, 1927)
Wrightson, Keith English Society 1580-1680 (London 1982)
Wrigley, E.A. (ed) Identifying People in the Past (London, 1973)
Youngs, Joyce Sixteenth Century England (London 1984)

Unpublished material in Sheffield City Archives

(You need to know how to read archaic lettering styles to use these!)

  Photocopies of wills and inventories for Norton proved at Lichfield, indexed by South Yorkshire County Council
MD 3053 Indenture dated 24th August 1636 between Robert Garlicke the elder of Heeley, scythegrinder .. [and others]
Hobson Collection Documents relating to Heeley Mill
Wheat Collection Nos 1182-4: Articles of Agreement between Joshua Gill of Heeley and Benjamin Roebuck factor, 19th April 1764, and similar Articles

Unpublished material in the Sheffield Collection, Sheffield City Libraries

Garlicke, P.C. The Sheffield Cutlery & Allied Trades and their markets in the Eighteenth and the Nineteenth Centuries (M.A. dissertation, Sheff Univ, 1951)
Hall, T.W. Norton near Sheffield. Catalogue of some of the Charters and Ancient Deeds. (1913, typescript in Sheffield City Libraries)
McPhee, Allan The Growth of Cutlery & Allied Trades to 1814 (Typescript, 1939, held by Sheffield City Libraries)


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