Richmond, South Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 53°21′50″N 1°23′42″W / 53.364°N 1.395°W / 53.364; -1.395

Richmond
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Shown within Sheffield
District Sheffield
Ceremonial county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
UK Parliament constituency Sheffield Heeley
Councillors
John Campbell (Labour Party)
Martin Lawton (Labour Party)
Lynn Rooney (Labour Party)
Numbers
Population (2001) 17,300

Richmond ward—which includes the districts of Four Lane Ends, Intake, Richmond, and Woodthorpe—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the southern part of the city and covers an area of 4.5 km2. The population of this ward in 2001 was 17,300 people in 7,500 households. It is one of the five wards that form the Sheffield Heeley parliamentary constituency.

Districts of Richmond Ward[edit]

Richmond[edit]

Richmond grid reference SK403854 is a suburb of eastern Sheffield.

Richmond was historically a small settlement consisting of a few cottages and Richmond Hall Farm, built in 1668 and demolished in 1966. Gateposts from the farm, which may have originally flanked an entrance to Sheffield Park, can still be seen amidst a housing estate dating from the late 1960s.[1]

Four Lane Ends[edit]

Intake[edit]

Intake (grid reference SK386846) lies south of Manor Top. It is primarily a 1930s residential area known as the area where Jarvis Cocker grew up.

Woodthorpe[edit]

Built in the 1930s, Woodthorpe (grid reference SK392852) lies to the east of Intake. It has two pubs, the "High Noon" and "The Springwood", and also has a brand new primary school (Woodthorpe), which was completed in September 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Edward Vickers, "The Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield", p.14 (1971)