Fulwood (ward), South Yorkshire

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Fulwood
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Population18,233 (2011 census) [1]
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Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
UK Parliament
CouncillorsSue Alston (Liberal Democrats)
Andrew Sangar (Liberal Democrats)
Cliff Woodcraft (Liberal Democrats)
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Fulwood wardwhich includes the districts of Fulwood, Lodge Moor, and Ranmooris one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the far western part of the city and covers an area of 23.2 km2. The population of this ward in 2011 was 18,233 people in 6,476 households. [1] Fulwood ward is one of the five wards that make up the Sheffield Hallam Parliamentary constituency. In the 2004 local elections John Knight, Janice Sidebottom, and Andrew Sangar, all Liberal Democrats, were returned as councillors for the newly drawn ward. The current Member of Parliament is Labour's Olivia Blake.

Geography

Fulwood ward is located on the hills that overlook Sheffield from the west, it is bordered to the north by the River Rivelin and to the south by the Porter Brook. The western part of the ward is rural including parts of the Hallam Moors and the Peak District National Park. Its western boundary is Stanage, which is also the western boundary of the City of Sheffield.

History

Fulwood ward was created when Sheffield's electoral wards were redrawn in June 2004, prior to that most of the Fulwood ward was the old Hallam ward created in 1934 when the Ecclesall Bierlow ward was subdivided. It covers most of the area that was Upper Hallamone of the six townships that made up ancient parish of Sheffield. This area was sparsely populated well into the 19th century. In 1811 there were only 866 residents in its 8836 acres (36 km2). A description of Sheffield from 1832 describes the area as "wild and dreary, with a population scanty in the extreme". Redmires Road, which runs from the Long Causway near Redmires reservoirs across the ward to Crookes, was thought to follow the course of a Roman road that ran from Templeborough to Brough-on-Noe. It is now thought to be a medieval road used as a saltway used to transport salt from Cheshire to Yorkshire. The traffic is thought to have continued into the 18th century. [2] This road passes Hallam Head, which some have suggested may be the site of the village of Hallam and therefore possibly the Aula of Waltheof mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086 (note, however, that most historians believe that this Aula was in Sheffield, where Sheffield Castle once stood).

Districts of Fulwood ward

Fulwood

Fulwood (grid reference SK303858 ) is a suburb of Sheffield., [3] In ancient times this area was part of a large forestthe name Fulwood means a wet, marshy woodland. In Mediaeval times it formed part of Rivelin Firth, the hunting chase of the Lords of the Manor of Sheffield. It developed into a wealthy residential district in the 19th century and many houses from this period still exist. Amongst the historic buildings in Fulwood are the Old Chapel, which was built in 1729 (the old village stocks still stand outside this church), Fulwood Hall, built in 1620 and Stumperlowe Hall. According to the Indices of Deprivation 2007, the district of Fulwood (i.e. Fulwood village as opposed to the ward as a whole, which is a much larger area) is the second-least deprived area of the city after Ecclesall. Fulwood had a population of 3608 in 2011. [4]

Ranmoor

Ranmoor (grid reference SK317862 ) is a suburb of Sheffield just to the east of Fulwood notable for its large church, St John's. This church was opened 24 April 1879 but was almost entirely destroyed by fire on 2 January 1887. All that survived from the original church was the tower and spire, which still stands today. A new building was built and the church reopened on 9 September 1888.

Lodge Moor

Lodge Moor (grid reference SK291861 ) is a suburb of Sheffield to the west of Fulwood. It lies on the edge of open countryside and is home to a large golf course.

Hospital

The hospital was founded in 1888 and closed in the 1990s. On 9 December 1955 a USAF Republic F-84 Thunderstreak crashed into the hospital, killing one person and injuring seven.

Prisoner of war camp

There was a prisoner of war camp here in the First World War and the Second World War, a notable prisoner held from 1918 to 1919 was then U-boat captain Karl Dönitz, whom Hitler later chose as his successor to the position of Führer, a position which Dönitz fulfilled in the last days of the Second World War. To the west of Lodge Moor is the area of Redmires and the Redmires Reservoirs, the Sheffield City Battalion had a camp and training area here during the First World War. There was also a First World War air landing site next to the camp, used by aircraft to defend Sheffield against Zeppelin raids, but it was only used until 1916. Near to the site of the hospital there were three Bronze Age barrows, which were removed to make way for housing development. One of these was excavated in the 1950s by the Hunter Archaeological Society.

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Lodge Moor Hospital Hospital in Lodge Moor

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Fulwood, Sheffield Suburb of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England

Fulwood is a residential suburb and ward of the City of Sheffield in England, it lies 5.5 km west-southwest of the city centre. Formerly an ancient settlement and village on the Porter Brook, it became integrated into the city in the 1930s. It is bounded by the suburbs of Lodge Moor to the NW, Ranmoor to the east and Crosspool to the NE. The open countryside of the Peak District lies to the west and SW. The sub districts of Stumperlowe and Goole Green are part of the suburb. The population of the ward at the 2011 Census was 18,233. Fulwood is located in the Sheffield Hallam constituency which, as of the 2019 general election voted Labour.

Lodge Moor was a British prisoner of war camp during World War Two, based near Redmires Reservoirs, Sheffield, holding 11,000 POWs at its peak, mostly Germans. It was also used in World War One as a training camp and, later, a prisoner of war camp.

John Dodsley Webster

John Dodsley Webster (1840–1913) was an English architect who designed more than 15 churches in Sheffield in various Gothic styles, usually working to a tight budget. His work also included hospitals and commercial buildings, small country houses and private houses. All his known work was carried out in the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire area except for a chapel and school built in Coventry.

References

  1. 1 2 "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Fulwood (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. "Long Causway Management Plan" (PDF). Peak District National Park. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. Sheffield City Council - Fulwood Archived 2008-12-23 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Fulwood is made up of 12 output areas in the Fulwood ward http://ukcensusdata.com/fulwood-e05001052#sthash.aMxLXuem.DZONoLxC.dpbs