18th to 19th Century Industrial Grids
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This industrial zone has been considered separately to other industries within Sheffield because of the significant impact that these early industries had on the development of the city and the impact that the layout of the streets still has on the current townscape. Typical early development included both mixed use light industrial buildings, typically buildings connected to the light trades of cutlery and tool making that formed ranges of workshops around rectangular central courtyards, as well as high density residential properties, often built back-to-back around domestic courts. Many of the domestic buildings were cleared in the early 20th century.