|Beauchief and Greenhill|
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Bob Pullin (Liberal Democrats)
Richard Craig Thomas Shaw (Liberal Democrats)
Beauchief and Greenhill ward—which includes the districts of Batemoor, Beauchief, Chancet Wood, Greenhill, Jordanthorpe, and Lowedges—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the southern part of the city and covers an area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2). The population of this ward in 2016 was estimated to be 19,669 people in 9,209 houses.
It is one of the five wards that form the Sheffield Heeley parliamentary constituency.
The districts of this ward were in the historic county of Derbyshire, but they were annexed into the county borough of Sheffield in 1934 associated with the West Riding of Yorkshire and were thus included in the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire in 1974
About a third of the area of the ward is taken up by the grounds of Beauchief Abbey and Beauchief Hall. These include Ladies' Spring Wood, Parkbank Wood, Beauchief Park, and two golf courses. Also within the ward are Hutcliff Wood and Chancet Wood.
Schools in this ward include Meadowhead School, Abbey Lane Primary School, Greenhill Primary School, Beauchief Independent Grammar School, Greenhill Primary School, Lower Meadow Primary Academy and Lowedges Junior Academy.
Beauchief (grid reference) is a former village that has become a suburb of Sheffield. It lies on a hill above the River Sheaf and the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.
Beauchief, generally pronounced "bee-chiff", is notable for two buildings, still surrounded by parkland: Beauchief Abbey and Beauchief Hall.
Beauchief Abbey was built in 1183 by the canons who had mills on the River Sheaf and a sheep grange on Strawberry Lee. It was named Beau meaning beautiful and chief meaning headland.
The abbey was founded in 1175, Beauchief Abbey was the only Premonstratensian abbey in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The ruined abbey buildings were dismantled to provide stone for the construction of Beauchief Hall in 1671 with the exception of the bell tower. The tower area was converted into the Pegge family chapel, the interior displays several armorial plaques of Pegge family members.
The carp pond is well known spot for local anglers. The ponds are also frequented by heron and other waterfowl.
Beauchief abbey farm was built around 1700. The farm, as well as its pond, fed the monks.
The path up to Bradway passes near Beauchief Hall.
Beauchief Abbey House is a group of houses on Beauchief Abbey Lane. It is situated at the bottom of the lane in view of the abbey. The barn adjacent to Beauchief Abbey House has been identified as dating from the early 16th centuryand a modern house in limestone and steel has been built next to the main house. Archaeological work has been made in the grounds of house but not yet been published.
Beauchief Hall is a large manor house on the high ground of Beauchief. The house was built in 1671 by Edward Pegge of the Ashbourne family who had acquired the estate by marriage to Gertrude Strelley in 1648. Pegge served as Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1667 whilst resident in Pegge's cottage the house adjacent to the current hall. A fireplace in the hall shows a bust of Edward Pegge with the arms of the Pegge and Strelley families, the fireplace is said to have been a gift from the Mundy family.
The hall and grounds passed from the family with the sale of the property by Edward Strelley Pegge Burnell in 1923. Ending Joseph Hunter's statement in Hallamshire 1819 that "We have in this family an instance, which by some has been supposed rare, of the direct descendants of the original grantee possessing and residing upon the abbey-lands granted to their ancestor"
Since 1923 the house has served as a school (De la Salle College), In 1958, the Hall and grounds were acquired by the De La Salle College, the grounds being used as playing fields for the college boys. For six years, the Hall was on lease to the Beauchief Independent Grammar School for Girls, a hotel and currently as headquarters of a software company.On 3 August 2010 it was announced to the stock exchange that the hall would be sold by the PLC software company in a multimillion-pound deal. The new owners are believed to be Blenheim ltd
Beauchief also had a railway station situated on Abbey Lane. See Beauchief railway station for full article.
Greenhill (grid reference) is a suburb of Sheffield, England. Nearby settlements include Bradway, Meadowhead, Abbeydale and Woodseats.
The Greenhill site of 220 acres was virgin country in 1952, but the area was populated with 3176 dwellings by 1962 during the redevelopment of post-war Sheffield by J. L. Womersley's town planning department. This comprised a diversity of homes, including bed-sitting room flats for single occupants to four-bedroom houses, two shopping centres, a primary school, a residential home and a health centre. The neighbourhood contains some groups of houses designed on Radburn principles to separate the inhabitants from traffic.
Greenhill, generally pronounced "grennell" after new residents moved into the council estate after 1952, or "greenhill" if you lived there before the post WW2 council estate was built, has a library, primary school, church and shops. There are also several bus routes which service the area including the 76, 86, 25, 25A, M17 and 293; the last service of which even goes into Derbyshire.
Lowedges (grid reference) has some 3,000 homes and is located at the southern edge of the city on the boundary with Derbyshire. Lowedges is formed of council and private houses and flats as well as a good selection of shops and one public house, The Grennel Mower. It is home to the Transport Recreation Ground, Lowedges Fire Station, Greenhill Park, Greenhill and Bradway Youth Club, a Tenants' Meeting Hall, and three churches. Lowedges is a very vibrant community with over fifty activities for residents to engage in.
It is also home to The Terminus Initiative formed by the co-operation of four local churches to build an organisation capable of helping residents engage in projects and activities and provide help where needed. The Terminus Initiative runs The Terminus Cafe which is a regular meeting place for residents run by volunteers. It is a world-renowned venture and has been visited by delegations from both UK based and overseas organisations.
The original name "Lowedges" was given to a farm located on the east side of the Sheffield to Derby Turnpike, now called Chesterfield Road. The farm itself was made up of several strips, located on both sides of the Turnpike which had in their names the word Lowedge. "Lowedge" in this context, is a description rather than a name, "low" being the Derbyshire name for a hill and "edge", meaning just that, a strip on the edge of a hill or low. Renting some of these strips and bring them together into a single farming unit would have prompted the tenant, one William Webster, to call this new farm "Lowedges".
A map of Greenhill derived from a survey made by W & J Fairbank in 1804 and 1805 shows and names the strips. Five of the seven strips rented by William Webster include the word Lowedge. In addition, the map depicts a "Lowedge Lane" running adjacent to the east of those strips. In total there are nine fields shown with Lowedge in their name. The strip names were made up of an additional descriptor, such as "Long", "Top", "Nether", "Upper", "Five Acre" and "Four Acre". It is possible that more strips existed to the east of Lowedge Lane, that being the eastern extent of the map. The map is available from Sheffield City Libraries.
A single row of terrace houses along the west side of the southern part of Chesterfield Road forms one of the most southerly groups of buildings in Sheffield, and is the second place to carry the name Lowedges. This terrace of houses was built between 1905 and 1910 when Lowedges Farm still existed. When the terrace was built the name Lowedges became the name of this hamlet, including both the farm and the houses.
Local Transport - First South Yorkshire 76 (Meadowhall–Lowedges via City Centre) and 24 (Woodhouse–Lowedges–Bradway via City Centre but only goes to Bradway evenings and all day Sunday) terminate at Lowedges Terminus. These are high frequency buses during day time.
Batemoor (grid reference) is a housing estate in the south of Sheffield. It is located to the southeast of Greenhill and borders Lowedges, Norton, Jordanthorpe and Dronfield.
The estate was built circa 1964, and consists largely of prefabricated flat-roofed housing, along with blocks of maisonettes/flats.
It borders on the Derbyshire countryside and farming country, being only a couple of miles from the villages of Coal Aston and Holmesfield and on the edge of the town of Dronfield.
The estate is served by First South Yorkshire 75 (Shiregreen - Jordanthorpe) and Stagecoach 1 (High Green - Jordanthorpe).
Sheffield Artist Pete McKee grew up on Batemoor and still lives in the area.
Batemoor is home to Lower Meadow Primary Academy which is located on Batemoor Road and can be accessed via public transport. It is also home to Meadowhead School which is located on Dyche Lane toward the top end of Batemoor.
Jordanthorpe (grid reference) is located to the east of Batemoor and south of Norton. It is a housing estate consisting of houses and flats. Jordanthorpe is surrounded by 3 main roads; Dyche Lane which separates Jordanthorpe and Batemoor, this road leads towards Dronfield and Norton. The A6102 (Bochum Parkway) runs north and connects to Lowedges, Greenhill and Meadowhead. The final main road is Jordanthorpe Parkway, this road surrounds the remaining area of Jordanthorpe and runs underneath Batemoor, it connects the A6102 to the A61.
Jordanthorpe Centre is a shopping area located between Dyche Road and Dyche Lane. It includes a barbers, hair salon, convenience stores (Heron Foods and Nisa Jordanthorpe Food & Wine), a Chinese takeaway, a fish and chip shop and a Post Office. Just outside of the Centre is the Jordanthorpe Health Centreand White Willows (Assisted Living Residence). White Willows is located on the site of the former Jordanthorpe Complex, it consisted of 3 tower blocks, each 15 storeys tall, named; Chantry (demolished in 2012), Ramsey and Rhodes (Demolished in 2001).
To the north along the A6102 is the St James Retail Park, sited on the grounds of the former Sheffield College Norton Campus and just across the road from Meadowhead School. Stores on the site include a:
Just next to St James Retail Park is the new Graves Health and Sports Centre. Its facilities include a Gym, Pools, Studios, Tennis Courts and a Gymnastics and Trampolining Hall.
In recent years there have been multiple housing developments; A new block of houses was built around Dyche Drive which includes private parking for residents. In 2017/18 a row of 4 houses was built at the corner of Dyche Road and Dyche Close.
Public transport is provided by First South Yorkshire Route 75 (Shiregreen - Jordanthorpe) and Stagecoach Route 1 (High Green - Jordanthorpe), both of these buses go through the city centre. This is a high-frequency bus during day time.
Ecclesall Ward—which includes the neighbourhoods of Bents Green, Ecclesall, Greystones, Millhouses, and Ringinglow—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the southwestern part of the city and covers an area of 3.6 square miles. The population of this ward in 2007 was 19,211 people in 7,626 households, reducing to 6,657 at the 2011 Census. Ecclesall ward is one of the four wards that make up the South West Community Assembly and one of five wards that make up the Sheffield Hallam Parliamentary constituency. The Member of Parliament is Olivia Blake, a Labour MP. Ecclesall is one of the least socially deprived wards in the entire country, with a 2002 deprivation score of 4.7—making it the 8,105th most deprived ward out of 8,414 wards in the country. The demographic consists largely of white, middle-class families.
Dronfield is a town in North East Derbyshire, England, which includes Dronfield Woodhouse and Coal Aston. It lies in the valley of the River Drone between Chesterfield and Sheffield. The Peak District National Park is three miles (4.8 km) to the west. The name means open land infested with drones.
Beauchief Abbey is a medieval monastic house now serving as a parish church in the southern suburbs of Sheffield, England. Beauchief is pronounced bee-chiff.
Beighton —which includes the districts of Beighton, Hackenthorpe, Owlthorpe, and Sothall—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the eastern part of the city, on the border with Rotherham and covers an area of 5.7 km2. The population of this ward in 2011 was 17,939 people in 7,538 households.
Nether Edge and Sharrow Ward includes the districts of Brincliffe, Carter Knowle, Nether Edge, Sharrow Vale, and most of Banner Cross, and is one of the 28 electoral wards in the City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the southern part of the city and covers an area of 1.31 square miles (3.4 km2). In 2011, the population of this ward was 18,890 people in 7,592 households. Nether Edge ward is one of the wards that make up the Sheffield Central parliamentary constituency.
Totley is a suburb on the extreme southwest of the City of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire, England. Lying in the historic county boundaries of Derbyshire, Totley was amalgamated into the city of Sheffield in 1933, and is today part of the Dore and Totley electoral ward in the city, though it remains close to the contemporary county boundary of Derbyshire. Totley had a population of 7,963 in 2011. Totley was shown at the 2011 census as being part of the ward of Dore and Totley.
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Gleadless Valley ward—which includes the districts of Gleadless Valley, Heeley, Lowfield, and Meersbrook—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the southern part of the city and covers an area of 4.5 km2. The population of this ward in 2011 was 21,089 people in 9,516 households. It is one of the five wards that form the Sheffield Heeley parliamentary constituency in the House of Commons. Gleadless Valley actually describes the valley that separates Hemsworth from Herdings, and is a broad area that covers several housing estates: Hemsworth, Herdings and Rollestone. Gleadless Valley is bordered by Gleadless and Norton.
Dore and Totley ward—which includes the districts of Bradway , Dore, Totley, and Whirlow—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is currently represented by three Liberal Democrat councillors. It is located in the southwestern part of the city and covers an area of 26.3 km2. The population of this ward in 2001 was 16,404 people in 7,037 households. Dore and Totley ward is one of the five wards that make up the Sheffield Hallam Parliamentary constituency. The population of Dore and Totley is 16,740 (2011) with 7,334 Households.
Woodseats is a district of Sheffield, South Yorkshire in the Graves Park ward. Historically, Norton Woodseats was a village that straddled Derbyshire Lane running from Four Lane Ends to Bolehill, originally in Derbyshire but since 1901, part of the City of Sheffield.
Birley ward — which includes the districts of Base Green, Birley Estate, Charnock, Frecheville, Scowerdons and part of Hackenthorpe — is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the southeastern part of the city and covers an area of 5.1 km2. The population of this ward in 2011 was 16,943 people in 7,393 households. It is one of the five wards that make up the Sheffield South East constituency.
The areas of Sheffield, a city and metropolitan borough in the north of England, vary widely in size and history. Some of the areas developed from villages or hamlets, that were absorbed into Sheffield as the city grew, and thus their centres are well defined, but the boundaries of many areas are ambiguous. The areas of Sheffield do not play a significant administrative role, but the city is divided into 28 electoral wards for local elections and 6 parliamentary constituencies for national elections.
Mosborough is an electoral ward of the City of Sheffield, England, in the eastern part of the city, on the border with Rotherham. The population in 2011 was 17,097. It is one of the wards that make up the Sheffield South East constituency.
Bradway Tunnel, 1 mile 266 yards (1.853 km) long, was built in 1870 about 1-mile (1.6 km) north of Dronfield, Derbyshire, in South Yorkshire, England.
Norton Lees is a residential suburb in the Graves Park ward of the City of Sheffield, England located to the east of Woodseats.
Coal Aston is in the county of Derbyshire, in England. It is by the town of Dronfield.
Whiteley Wood Hall was an English country house which was demolished in 1959. It stood off Common Lane in the Fulwood area of Sheffield, England. The hall’s stables and associated buildings are still standing and along with the surrounding grounds now serve as an outdoor activities centre for Girlguiding Sheffield. The stables are a Grade II listed building.
The River Drone is a river which flows south from its source on the Sheffield, South Yorkshire border. It flows through Dronfield, Unstone and Unstone Green in Derbyshire before merging at Sheepbridge to the north of Chesterfield with the Barlow Brook. It then flows south east till it merges with the River Rother at Brimington Road North (B6050) at Chesterfield. It is one of the three main tributaries of the Rother.
Broughton Benjamin Pegge Burnell was a landowner who lived at Beauchief Abbey and Winkbourn Hall. He was High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and a magistrate for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
This is a list of listed buildings in the S8 district of Sheffield in England. This includes the areas of Batemoor, Beauchief, Greenhill, Jordanthorpe, Lowedges, Meersbrook, Norton, Norton Lees and Woodseats, and part of Heeley, with the Lightwood area of Derbyshire
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