Normanton Spring

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Normanton Spring
Normanton Spring is located in South Yorkshire
Normanton Spring
Normanton Spring
Location within South Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSK405844
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHEFFIELD
Postcode districtS13
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°21′21″N 1°23′32″W / 53.355779°N 1.392360°W / 53.355779; -1.392360Coordinates: 53°21′21″N 1°23′32″W / 53.355779°N 1.392360°W / 53.355779; -1.392360

Normanton Spring is a suburb and former hamlet located 4 miles east of Sheffield's City Centre, now classed as a historic township of the city. Due to expansion during the 1960s, the hamlet became a part of Sheffield City. [1]

History[edit]

During the 20th Century the hamlet was known for its mining industry with the Birley Collieries being on both the east and west side respectively.[2] The Shire Brook which flows through the south of the hamlet was noted for its use in the smithing of sickles and scythes, with Thomas Staniforth & Co based at neighbouring Hackenthorpe and Hutton & Co at Ridgeway, Derbyshire both renting wheels along the brook, the most notable of which being the Nether Wheel.[3][4]

A former schoolhouse which was in use during the 20th Century has since been converted into residential use, and the mining pits are now part of the Shire Brook Valley Local Nature Reserve. The local pub, The Normanton Springs Inn has also been demolished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Normanton Spring, Sheffield - area information, map, walks and more".
  2. ^ "Sheffield Coal Co". www.gracesguide.co.uk.
  3. ^ History of the Manor and Parish of Beighton - T.L Platts (1985)
  4. ^ "BBC - WW2 People's War - The Home Guard at Birley East Colliery". www.bbc.co.uk.