Ewden

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Ewden Village
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Ewden Bridge, crossing the Ewden Beck
Ewden Village is located in Sheffield
Ewden Village
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 Ewden Village shown within Sheffield
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Region Yorkshire and the Humber
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Post town SHEFFIELD
Postcode district S36
Dialling code 0114
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Coordinates: 53°27′40″N 1°35′28″W / 53.461°N 1.591°W / 53.461; -1.591

Ewden is a valley and minor place in the civil parish of Bradfield in the Stocksbridge and Upper Don electoral ward of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.[1]

Ewden Village is located between the Moor Hall and Broomhead reservoirs, close to and south of Bolsterone;[2] during the early 20th century a timber built village was constructed, to house workers working on the Morehall and Broomhead reservoirs. The village was completed in 1929. By 1969 only 15 of over 70 buildings were occupied, and by the 21st century the village was practically abandoned.[3][4] By 2008 a single worker's cottage remained from the original navy village.[5]

Ewden Beck flows from Broomhead Moor, eastwards, supplying the Broomhead reservoir. Excess outfall flows into the River Don.[2] Ewden Height is a local high point in the region at 375 m (1,230 ft).[2]

One the south side of the beck, upstream of the reservoirs and Ewden road bridge are prehistoric earthworks and other remains: there is a Bronze Age cemetery of around 30 round barrows, typically less than 3m diameter and 0.2 to 1 m (7.9 in to 3 ft 3.4 in) high, which are crossed by an earthwork 'Broomhead Dyke', around 1,200 m (3,900 ft) long, running roughly parallel to the beck; there is also a 20 m (66 ft) diameter ring cairn around 100m north of the cemetery.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Area: Bradfield CP (Parish), 2001 Census: Key Statistics (Office for National Statistics) 
  2. ^ a b c Ordnance survey. 1:25000. c.2012
  3. ^ Duffield, Brenda (September 2004), Ewden Village, Stocksbridge & District History Society 
  4. ^ Ewden Valley Area, Stocksbridge & District History Society 
  5. ^ MONUMENT NO. 1479914, www.pastscape.org.uk (English Heritage) 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Ewden Beck round barrow cemetery and cross-dyke (1018590)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  7. ^ English Heritage. "Ewden Beck ring-cairn (1010769)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 

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