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I know about the Wessex kings meeting at Dore to receive the submission of Northumbrian, Strathclyde and Scottish kings in the early 10th century, but is there any local history involving the Vikings?

 

We are in the 'Danelaw' region, but obviously our city wasn't founded during those times, I just wondered if we had discovered anything that occurred in this region between the Roman and Anglo-Norman eras?

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Hi

There is the hamlet of Onesacre above which was a Viking settlement according to the local history.

 

I do not know of any local events and I did ask on another posting on this forum if any viking artefacts had ever been found in the Sheffield area but drew a blank.

 

Finding any artefacts would indicate the presence of vikings in the area but I have never seen or heard of any found.

 

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there you go ...

 

http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/Memories/CherishedMemories_OldPlaceNamesProbablyMeanings.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sheffield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burngreave

 

It's quite easy to type 'Viking Settlements near Sheffield' into a search engine. Or were you wanting actual personal folk memories of the era? :)

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OsgaTHORPE, HackenTHORPE, WoodTHORPE,are just a few indications of the Viking presence in Sheffield, Thorpe is a Viking name for Farm or Settlement.

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Or were you wanting actual personal folk memories of the era? :)

im sure you can remember that far back rubes :hihi:

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im sure you can remember that far back rubes :hihi:
You know I live in Woodseats? Well, it was orginally named Woden's Seat, corrupted over the years. Woden, as you know being the alter-ego of our Norse God, Odin. This accounts for the above average numbers of true gingers that are born in the area.

 

Woden got around a lot during his sojourn in the area. And I know this, how? I was there, in a previous incarnation, of course! Phwoar, what a guy!!

 

 

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... but is there any local history involving the Vikings?

 

We are in the 'Danelaw' region, but obviously our city wasn't founded during those times, I just wondered if we had discovered anything that occurred in this region between the Roman and Anglo-Norman eras?

Quote from the Wiki for Sheffield ... "The history of Sheffield, a city in South Yorkshire, England, 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 now known as Sheffield had seen human occupation since at least the last ice age ..."

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It also says "After Sheffield Castle was built a small town developed around it".

Makes you wonder had the castle been named after the area Hallam, or built half a mile further up or down the Don, what would our fair City be called today..

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It also says "After Sheffield Castle was built a small town developed around it".

Makes you wonder had the castle been named after the area Hallam, or built half a mile further up or down the Don, what would our fair City be called today..

 

what with or with out meadowhell

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there you go ...

 

http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/Memories/CherishedMemories_OldPlaceNamesProbablyMeanings.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sheffield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burngreave

 

It's quite easy to type 'Viking Settlements near Sheffield' into a search engine. Or were you wanting actual personal folk memories of the era? :)

Er, nope. Any historical incidents involving Sheffield according to sources.

 

I know about the etymology of local place names, but there doesn't (as far as I know) seem to be any recorded viking incidents regarding this (long inhabited) location?

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Hi

There is the hamlet of Onesacre above which was a Viking settlement according to the local history.

 

The name Onesacre comes from the Viking name An, and means An’s plot of arable land.

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Er, nope. Any historical incidents involving Sheffield according to sources.

 

I know about the etymology of local place names, but there doesn't (as far as I know) seem to be any recorded viking incidents regarding this (long inhabited) location?

 

There is the Battle of Brunaburh between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings which some Historians believe took place between Tinsley and Brinsworth..

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