Shiregreen and Brightside

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Coordinates: 53°24′43″N 1°25′55″W / 53.412°N 1.432°W / 53.412; -1.432

Shiregreen and Brightside
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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 Brightside
Councillors
Sioned-Mair Richards (Labour Party)
Peter Price (Labour Party)
Peter Rippon (Labour Party)
Numbers
Population (2001) 20,200

Shiregreen and Brightside ward—which includes the districts of Brightside, Shiregreen, and Wincobank—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the northern part of the city and covers an area of 6.5 km2. The population of this ward in 2001 was 20,200 people in 8,200 households. It is one of the wards that make up the Sheffield Brightside constituency.

Districts of Shiregreen and Brightside ward[edit]

Brightside[edit]

Brightside (grid reference SK375898) is an industrial area of Sheffield, lying on a hill north of Attercliffe and the River Don.

Shiregreen[edit]

Shiregreen (grid reference SK370930) is a mainly residential area to the north of the Northern General Hospital and north-west of Meadowhall.

The settlement originated in the Middle Ages around the farmstead later known as Crowder House, first known from a deed of 1402. The building survived largely intact into the nineteenth century, but was later demolished and replaced by Shiregreen Methodist Church. Other cottages were built around the farm, known as the Bell Houses and the Hadfield Houses, housing farm workers and a fork-making industry. Both sets of houses gave their name to roads in the suburb.[1]

Wincobank[edit]

Alternative text
Wincobank - Don Valley from Fort

Wincobank (grid reference SK383913) is a suburb of Sheffield, located in the north-east of the city, overlooking the nearby Meadowhall shopping centre and the Tinsley Viaduct.

An Iron Age hill fort was constructed at Wincobank by the Celtic Brigantes tribe, standing on the summit of a steep hill above the River Don. It is possible that here, during the 1st century, the Brigantes attempted to defend against the northward advance of the Roman legions. An ancient defensive dyke called Roman Rig runs from the fort to Mexborough.

Wincobank is home to St Thomas Boxing school which has produced some of Britain's best boxers of recent years including Herol 'Bomber' Graham, Naseem Hamed and Johnny Nelson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Edward Vickers, The Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield, p.18 (1971)