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53°22′02″N1°29′20″W / 53.36716°N 1.48885°W / 53.36716; -1.48885 Coordinates: 53°22′02″N1°29′20″W / 53.36716°N 1.48885°W / 53.36716; -1.48885
Sharrow Mills, a snuff factory on the Porter Brook. Sharrow Mills.JPG
Sharrow Mills, a snuff factory on the Porter Brook.

Sharrow is a district of Sheffield directly southwest of Sheffield city centre. The district is in the Broomhill ward of the City.

Sharrow Ward's back to back terraced housing in Little Sheffield was redeveloped in the 1970s to provide modern, high density accommodation for the area's working class population. During the 1980s, cultural, economic and social tensions contributed to a general decline of the district.

With the economic resurgence of Sheffield in the late 1990s, Sharrow has benefited from considerable inward investment both in improved housing stock and through development of local initiatives such as the small business enterprise unit at Sheffield United F.C.'s Bramall Lane ground in nearby Highfield.

Until June 2004 Sharrow was also the name given to one of Sheffield's electoral wards which included Sharrow proper and a number of surrounding districts. This diverse ward contained 17,897 people in the 2001 UK Census subdivided as follows:

This diversity is celebrated by some with the Sharrow Festival, a multi-cultural, multi-arts event showcasing local talent and fostering a spirit of pride in the local community. The annual Sharrow Lantern Carnival is the other cultural highlight in the area, and is held in April.

Sharrow is now part of the Sheffield Central ward.

History

Sharrow Ward was urbanized between 1830 and 1850 when Little Sheffield, a village and adjunct to the main town of Sheffield was redeveloped to cope with the rapidly increasing growth in population. Separated from Sheffield town by the "uninhabited, barren, gorse-covered, Sheffield Moor". [1] Industry here was based on water-power provided by Porter Brook with water-wheels at Sharrow Mill (Sharrow Vale Road), Sharrow Forge (Napier Street), and Bennetts’ Wheel (Vulcan Works). The latter two mill-dams and Broomhall Cornmill dam off Ecclesall Road were drained and filled-in around 1870 providing land for houses, schools, and new industries.

The Parish Church of St Mary's, Bramall Lane, was built in 1826 with the help of a government grant to provide churches for "impoverished industrial workers". Originally a Chapel of Ease to Sheffield Cathedral standing in open fields, 22 years later, in 1848, St Mary's became a parish in its own right. Sharrow and St Mary's was part of Poor Law Union (PLU)/Reg. District of Ecclesall Bierlow.

In 1836 the General Cemetery was opened in Sharrow on the site of a former stone quarry. Lying between Cemetery Road, which runs from Sharrow Head to the bottom of The Moor, and Sharrow Brook.

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References

  1. Reminiscences 18th century Sheffield by R E Leader