Walkley (ward)

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Coordinates: 53°23′35″N 1°30′50″W / 53.393°N 1.514°W / 53.393; -1.514

Shown within Sheffield
District Sheffield
Ceremonial county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
UK Parliament constituency Sheffield Central
Olivia Frances Blake (Labour Party)
Ben Curran (Labour Party)
Neale Gibson (Labour Party)
Population (2001) 17,900

Walkley is an electoral ward in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

Walkley ward—which includes the districts of Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Walkley and parts of Neepsend—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the northwestern part of the city and covers an area of 3.8 km2. The population of this ward in 2001 was 17,900 people in 8,700 households. The ward is in Sheffield Central Parliamentary Constituency.

Districts of Walkley ward[edit]


Main article: Walkley

Walkley (grid reference SK336885) is a suburb in the north west of Sheffield in England. It lies north-east of Crookes and south of Hillsborough.


Netherthorpe (grid reference SK343875) is a council estate lying south-east of the Ponderosa open space. Originally an area of working-class Victorian terraces, it was reconstructed in the 1960s as an area of tower blocks and medium-rise flats with a few houses. In the late 1990s the tower blocks were reclad and many of the other flats demolished and replaced by modern housing.


Upperthorpe (grid reference SK342881) lies north-west of the Ponderosa open space and south east of Walkley. Building in the area began in the late Georgian period, from which the former infirmary (now offices) and a few houses survive. Construction continued, with many large Victorian houses and a car-free late-20th-century housing estate surviving. The Kelvin Flats were a landmark in the area, of similar design to now listed Park Hill, but were demolished in the early 1990s. The area is served by the Infirmary Road Sheffield Supertram stop.


Main article: Neepsend

Part of the industrial suburb of Neepsend which lies on the eastern side of the River Don is in the Walkley electoral ward.

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