Nether Edge (ward)

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Nether Edge and Sharrow
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Shown within Sheffield
Area1.31 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Population18,890 (2011 census) [1]
  Density 14,420/sq mi (5,570/km2)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
UK Parliament
CouncillorsPeter Garbutt (Green Party)
Alison Teal (Green Party)
Jim Steinke (Labour Party)
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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. [1] Nether Edge ward is one of the wards that make up the Sheffield Central parliamentary constituency.

History

Before the 19th century, the area that is now Nether Edge was largely rural, the only clusters of cottages being the small medieval hamlet of Cherry Tree Hill and a small hamlet at Machon Bank. Much of the development of the area was undertaken by George Wostenholm, a local cutler who from 1836 onward purchased a large area of land east of Brincliffe Edge. [2]

Wostenholm's home, Kenwood House, and the surrounding park (now the Kenwood Hall Hotel) took up a large portion of the land, the garden designer, Robert Marnock laid out the surrounding roads as a series of curving avenues and the remaining land sold off for development. As a result, many of the homes in the area are spacious Victorian houses that were owned by local cutlers and businessmen. [3]

The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 (PLAA) allowed parishes to form unions, jointly responsible for the administration and funding of Poor Law in their area. By 1831 the population of the area had increased considerably and in 1837 the ‘Ecclesall Bierlow Poor Law Union’ (PLD or Poor Law District) was founded and Ecclesall Bierlow Union Workhouse, Cherry Tree Hill, Nether Edge was built. [4] In 1929 the workhouse was renamed Nether Edge Hospital housing a Gynaecology Unit established to serve the whole of Sheffield. [5]

Districts of Nether Edge ward

Nether Edge

Nether Edge (grid reference SK342847 ) is an established residential suburb in the southwest of the City of Sheffield, England.

Local facilities include a small shopping area at the junction of Nether Edge Road and Machon Bank Road, featuring a cafe, arts & crafts shops, a dentist, organic fruit & vegetable shop, "Zed on the Edge", a local baker, delicatessen / cafes, including "Cafe #9", barber and hairdresser shops, a local mini-market, Bannerdale Osteopaths and a Sainsburys Local supermarket and a separate garage situated on the site of a former tram terminus. Two small theatres (the Merlin and the Lantern) also exist in the area. A farmers market selling local food produce and craft goods is held four times a year in the central area on dates roughly coinciding with the equinoxes and solstice dates.

Banner Cross is a district of Sheffield centred on the intersection of Ecclesall Road and Psalter Lane. This district is split evenly between Nether Edge and Ecclesall Wards. Banner Cross Hall, an ancient esquire seat, was virtually rebuilt in 1820. The main place of worship is Banner Cross Methodist Church. The nearby Banner Cross pub gained infamy when the notorious criminal Charles Peace shot and killed Arthur Dyson in the passageway beside the pub on 29 November 1876. The base of an old stone cross still remained at Banner Cross in 1819. [6] Addy (1888) [7] suggested that the name derives from bæna kross, meaning the cross of prayers.

Brincliffe

grid reference SK333849

Carter Knowle

Carter Knowle or Carterknowle (grid reference SK335843 ) lies south of Brincliffe Edge, between Ecclesall Road and Abbeydale. A residential area, which includes what was originally known as Knab Farm Estate. Housing was built on former farmland there, in the valley between Brincliffe Edge and the upper part of Carter Knowle Road during the late 1950s / early 1960s by local building firm Gleesons. The area was home to Sheffield College's Bannerdale campus, but after its closure and demolition, a new educational academy, the Mercia School was opened on the site adjacent to Carter Knowle Road in September 2018. [8]

Sharrow Vale

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Sharrow Vale Road

Sharrow Vale (grid reference SK336858 ) is a district in the southwestern portion of Sheffield. It straddles the Porter Brook and Ecclesall Road (A625). Hunter's Bar, at the junction of Ecclesall Road, Brocco Bank, Sharrow Vale Road and Junction Road, was formerly a toll bar on the 18th century Sheffield to Hathersage Turnpike the toll house is long gone but the toll gate can still be seen. To the north of this neighbourhood is the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, and the historic Sheffield General Cemetery lies to the east. To the west is Endcliffe Park, the first in a series of parks that follow the Porter Brook out of Sheffield.

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References

  1. 1 2 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Nether Edge Ward (as of 2011) (1237320719)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. "George Wostenholm & Son". Sheffield Museums. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. South Yorkshire Archaeology Service (undated) 19th to Early 20th Century Villa Suburbs, South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation Project, Sheffield Character Zone Descriptions
  4. Higginbotham,P. (undated)Ecclesall Bierlow, West Riding of Yorkshire, in 'The Workhouse, The Story of an Institution'
  5. "Ecclesall Bierlow". Workhouses. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  6. Hunter, Joseph (1819). Hallamshire. The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor & Jones. p. 204. This book is out of print but can be purchased on CD-ROM Archived 22 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine .
  7. Addy, Sidney Oldall (1888). A Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield. Including a Selection of Local Names, and Some Notices of Folk-Lore, Games, and Customs. London: Trubner & Co. for the English Dialect Society. (transcription at Wikisource)
  8. "Mercia School: The Sheffield school with family lunches, longer days and self study all designed to give pupils the best start". www.thestar.co.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2020.