Manor, South Yorkshire
Shown within Sheffield
|Ceremonial county||South Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament constituency||Sheffield Central|
|Jenny Armstrong (Labour Party)
Terry Fox (Labour Party)
Patricia Midgley (Labour Party)
Manor Castle ward—which includes the districts of Claywood, Manor, Manor Park, Park Hill, and Wybourn—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the eastern part of the city and covers an area of 5.4 km2. The population of this ward in 2001 was 21,000 people in 9,700 households. It is one of the wards that make up the Sheffield Central constituency.
Districts of Manor Castle ward
Until the 1930s, the area was mostly rural, with housing only along the main roads. The estate was started during the 1930s as a garden city type development, to alleviate overcrowding in central Sheffield. However, unlike true garden cities, places of work were not included in the scheme, although nearby Darnall and Attercliffe had some industry.
Manor is named for Sheffield Manor and is adjacent to Manor Park. Manor Top is now served by the Sheffield Supertram. Large areas of the estate were demolished, and in some cases rebuilt with private funding, from the late 1990s onwards.
Wybourn (grid reference SK373871) is a council estate, built in the 1920s, lying north of Manor Park and east of Park Hill. In the north west of the district lies Hyde Park, originally a larger version of Park Hill, but since reduced in scale with the demolition of some blocks and the recladding and alteration of circulation elsewhere.
Park Hill (grid reference SK364875) is the name of the district in which the Park Hill flats are sited. The name relates to the deer park attached to Sheffield Manor, the remnant of which is now known as Norfolk Park.
In popular culture
The Reverend and the Makers song Heavyweight Champion of the World includes the line "At school he used to dream about being Bruce Lee/But the need for chops in Manor Top ain't all that great you see".
- Sources for the history of Manor Produced by Sheffield City Council's Libraries and Archives