Streets of Sheffield: 13 famous Steel City streets which once had different names, and the stories behind them

They include The Moor, Pinstone Street and Leopold Street

Sheffield’s street names can tell you a lot about the city’s history, from the industries on which it was built to its famous characters.

While some of those names date back hundreds of years, others have more recent origins.

Several of Sheffield’s best-known streets once went by different names, before they were given new monikers for various reasons.

Some were renamed many decades ago while others have only changed names in the last few years - often in honour of much-loved citizens, from celebrated footballers to dedicated politicians.

Below are 13 Sheffield streets which have been renamed over the years, and the stories behind those changes.

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