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  • Secrets of Georgian city planningSubscription

    Archive22 October, 1998

    SHEFFIELD

  • Secrets of Georgian city planningSubscription

    Archive22 October, 1998

    Sheffield is famous for many things - its steel and cutlery industry, its avant-garde public housing policies of the 1960s and now for its male strippers - but one thing it's not noted for is its elegant eighteenth-century town planning and architecture. This is perhaps not surprising since even the most observant and inquisitive visitor to the city can easily overlook or misunderstand the evidence of something quite extraordinary. In the late eighteenth century plans were made to give ...