West End, Sheffield

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West End
West End is located in Sheffield
West End
West End
 West End shown within Sheffield
Metropolitan borough City of Sheffield
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sheffield
Postcode district S3, S10
Dialling code 0114
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Sheffield Central
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Coordinates: 53°22′52″N 1°29′20″W / 53.381°N 1.489°W / 53.381; -1.489

The West End is a loosely-defined area of Sheffield, consisting of part of the City Centre, in addition to some of the western suburbs. The term has been in use for at least 150 years.[1]

Modern usage[edit]

In 2007, Sheffield City Council attempted to define the area as a part of the Connect Sheffield Scheme, and included the Devonshire and St George's Quarters, which are bound to the west and south-west by the ring road as well as the University Campus, which spans the ring road.[2] The result is that today, the West End primarily refers to the area alongside Glossop Road and Western Bank, rising up to Broomhill.

It hosts the Sheffield Children's Hospital, and the former Central Sheffield University Hospitals, that is the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (and its Jessop Wing), Weston Park Hospital and the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital (now a part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust). The area also houses much of the University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Howitt, Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, published 1845, states "We shall find the poet of religion and refinement residing at the Mount, on the Glossop road, the WEST END of Sheffield."
  2. ^ Connect Sheffield map "Connect Sheffield City Centre Map Enlarged". Sheffield City Council. Retrieved 2008-07-08. [dead link]