/ Why so many Norfolking Arms?

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Phil Lyon - on 21 Aug 2014
Why are so many pubs in the Sheffield area called the Norfolk Arms?

Setting off for Rivelin Edge, the obvious thing to do seemed to be to programme satnav to take us to the Norfolk Arms pub on the Western edge of Sheffield that is pictured on the map in Rockfax.

Anyone who knows Rivelin / Ringinglow area will be aware of how confused we were.

Don't want to spoil the onsight for any newbie's crag finding attempts, but can anyone explain why Sheffield seems to have had at least 5 Norfolk Arms at some point?



Firestarter on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Phil Lyon:

Because in the past The Duke of Norfolk owned an awful lot of the land, I think.
FactorXXX - on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Firestarter:

Because in the past The Duke of Norfolk owned an awful lot of the land, I think.

...and gave lots of it away to form a public park?
Enty - on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Firestarter:

> Because in the past The Duke of Norfolk owned an awful lot of the land, I think.

Norfolk en chance!

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Firestarter on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to FactorXXX:

Found one link to a deer park?
Firestarter on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Enty:

The land around Sheffield dopey!:)
Skol on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Phil Lyon:
It's from the olde English, Nor' folk, meaning Northern folk. Northern folk used to flock to the pubs years ago, so they named the pubs after them.
Sean Kelly - on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Phil Lyon:

Same with Glossop!
Sean Kelly - on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Enty:

> Norfolk en chance!

> E

Shouldn't that be Norfolk & Chance?
Firestarter on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Sean Kelly:

Doh!!
Enty - on 21 Aug 2014
In reply to Sean Kelly:

Norfolk en chance
Norfolk en chants
Norfolk & Chance


Doesn't matter - it got firestarter hook line and sinker.

E
Simon Caldwell - on 22 Aug 2014
In reply to Phil Lyon:

Did you find Rivelin? The Norfolk Arms there closed down 2 or 3 years ago :-(
Phil Lyon - on 22 Aug 2014
In reply to Simon Caldwell:

We did find it, once we realised that the Norfolk Arms we were outside of (although within a couple of miles of Rivelin) wasn't the one on the Rockfax map and this wasn't the A57. Once on the 57, it was straightforward as we just looked out for a reservoir. The former Norfolk Arms on the 57 is now the Whitehouse care home.

First visit to crag and was quite impressed. Croton Oil best route I've done for a while. Altar Crack an experience to remember.
Swig - on 22 Aug 2014
In reply to Phil Lyon:

Nearly, it was actually the new houses just around the bend slightly further out of Sheffield.

It was also called the "New Norfolk Arms" - mindful perhaps of the confusion.
Firestarter on 22 Aug 2014
In reply to Enty:

And that was your aim? Happy days.
Enty - on 22 Aug 2014
In reply to Firestarter:

> And that was your aim? Happy days.

Don't worry - I have lots of other things making my days happy too.

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Firestarter on 22 Aug 2014
In reply to Enty:

Then I am pleased for you, not worried at all, and happy days is a local saying. Have a good long weekend, and I hope the weather with you is better than it's going to be here.
In reply to Phil Lyon:

> The former Norfolk Arms on the 57 is now the Whitehouse care home.

I am pretty sure that the Norfolk Arms (as was) is 300m further up the road from the White House,


Chris
Firestarter on 22 Aug 2014
In reply to Enty:
And by the way, you might want to check out the second sentence/line of your profile ( best climbing experience)- think there might be an 'r' missing.
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Chris the Tall - on 23 Aug 2014
In reply to Phil Lyon:

Drive from Hassop to Calver - two pubs in succession both called The.Eyre Arms. You'd think one would be the right Arm, and the other the left arm
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