Original Manuscript Map by W & J Fairbank entitled "A PLAN of a Proposed Exchange between The Duke of Norfolk and The Burgesses and Free Tennants of Sheffield.
A unique manuscript document approx 22"X20" in colour, with a scale,compass rule and fine swash capitals; showing on the left Fulwood School and environs and on the right Stumperlow Hall.Beneath them is a table identifying the tenants with the proposed exchange as Phillip Warburton, Thos Haywood,William Woodhouse,Joseph Hadfield, John Hawksworth. Further details on request. The Quaker family of Fairbank flourished as surveyors and map makers in Sheffield for several generations.They were actively engaged in local enclosures, railways, canals, roads and waterworks, their activities extended beyond Sheffield to cover South Yorkshire,and many of the adjoining counties.Their printed maps of the city of 1771 and 1797 are well known but original examples of their work are hard to come by.The companies papers,field books,maps and records being in the Sheffield City Archives. A copy of T. Walter Hall's definitive The Fairbanks of Sheffield 1688-1848. is available.
Author Fairbank,William [1730-1801] Josiah [1778-1844]
Publisher Drawn by Wm Fairbank 1804.