TitleSheffield Corporation Water Department: Sheffield Flood
AdminHistoryOn 11 Mar 1864, the Dale Dike Reservoir was breached by a storm causing a flood which devastated areas in and around Sheffield. Water swept down the Loxley valley through Low Bradfield down to Hillsborough and into Sheffield destroying mills, grinding wheels and warehouses as well as inns and domestic dwellings. Over 4,000 houses were flooded and 240 deaths were reported. Following a special Act of Parliament, compensation of £273,988 was paid for damage to property, injury to persons, and loss of life.
DescriptionClaims registers, etc

Claims for Damage to Property (CA7/1-8)
Claims for Injury to People and Claims for Loss of Life (CA7/9)

The registers of claims record the following information:

No. of Claim,
Name of Claimant,
Description of Claimant,
Address of Claimant,
Nature of Claimant’s Interest,
Particulars of Claim,
Amount of Damages.

The registers have been digitised and indexed and are available online at:
Date1864 - 1902


Extent20 items
AccessConditionsSome items are available on microfilm.
RelatedMaterialIndex of claimant names in claims register against Sheffield Water Works Company, volumes 1-6 (CA7/1-6) (ref. TI)

Index of claims submitted to the Inundation Commissioners by residents of Bradfield Chapelry, extracted from CA7/1a (ref. MD7097)

Sheffield Water Works Company: Expenditure on Flood Claims, 1887 (ref. X214)

Sources for the Study of the Great Sheffield Flood (Sheffield Archives and Local Studies, 2009) (STUDY GUDIES)
CustodialHistoryThese items were transferred to Sheffield Archives by the Sheffield Town Clerk in August 1940.
ArchNoteRevised catalogue prepared by Peter Evans, March 2011.
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