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George Patten
Biographical Account: Geroge Patten lived and worked on Coal Pit Lane (now Cambridge Street) a name which reflected the nearby coal workings near Fitzwilliam Street, on Devonshire Green. His mark was a Maltese cross with the name PATEN underneath, which was granted in 1737. The business passed to his son, who remained in Coal Pit Lane until the 1820s. A map of Sheffield drawn by Ralph Gosling in 1736 shows that Coal Pit Lane was on the very outskirts of Sheffield, and the majority of the houses and workshops had views over open fields and gardens, right down to Pinstone Lane (now Pinstone Street) and the ‘New Church’ (St Paul’s Church, built in 1720).
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