Coordinates: 53°19′37″N 1°32′04″W / 53.32681°N 1.53453°W / 53.32681; -1.53453

Dore is located in Sheffield

 Dore shown within Sheffield
Population 7,078 [1]
OS grid reference SK311812
Metropolitan borough City of Sheffield
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S17
Dialling code 0114
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Sheffield Hallam
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

Dore is a village in South Yorkshire, England. The village lies on a hill above the River Sheaf, and until 1934 was part of Derbyshire, but it is now a suburb of Sheffield. It is served by Dore and Totley railway station on the Hope Valley Line. It has a reputation of being Sheffield's wealthiest suburb, and Dore and Totley was the only ward of the city that regularly elected a Conservative councillor. However as of May 2008 all three councillors are Liberal Democrats. The Member of Parliament is Nick Clegg who is currently the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and Deputy Prime Minister.



The "Dore Stone", commemorating King Egbert's victory

The name Dore derives from the same Old English root as door, signifying a 'gateway' or pass between two kingdoms.[2] The Limb Brook, River Sheaf, and Meers Brook marked the boundary between the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Deira (later Northumbria) and Mercia.[3]

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle contains the earliest written record of Dore, recording that in 827 (probably actually 829) King Egbert of Wessex led his army to the village to receive the submission of King Eanred of Northumbria, thereby establishing his overlordship over the whole of Anglo-Saxon Britain:

This year was the moon eclipsed, on mid-winter's mass-night; and King Egbert, in the course of the same year, conquered the Mercian kingdom, and all that is south of the Humber, being the eighth king who was sovereign of all the British dominions. Ella, king of the South-Saxons, was the first who possessed so large a territory; the second was Ceawlin, king of the West-Saxons: the third was Ethelbert, King of Kent; the fourth was Redwald, king of the East-Angles; the fifth was Edwin, king of the Northumbrians; the sixth was Oswald, who succeeded him; the seventh was Oswy, the brother of Oswald; the eighth was Egbert, king of the West-Saxons. This same Egbert led an army against the Northumbrians as far as Dore, where they met him, and offered terms of obedience and subjection, on the acceptance of which they returned home.[4]

It can therefore be argued that Egbert became the first king of England at Dore. A plaque commemorating this event was erected on the village green in 1968 by the Dore Village Society. The Old School was built in 1821 on the site of a previous school, on the right hand side was the teacher's accommodation. When Dore's new school was opened, the Old School was restored and opened as a community centre.

Christ Church

Christ Church Dore was built in 1829 and Dore became a separate parish in 1844.[5] Dore remained a small village, having a population of just 500 in the 19th century, until it was annexed by Sheffield in 1933.[6]

A paper mill was built on Avenue Farm in the 17th century, Joshua Tyzack converted the building into a scythe forge in 1839 and in 1881 built a large house next to the forge as a country retreat, his initials can be seen above the front door. In 1932 Dore's Parish council built a memorial commemorating the deaths of World War I.

In modern times, Dore is most famous for the Laitner massacre of 1983, which led to the arrest and incarceration of killer Arthur Hutchinson.


Schools in Dore include Dore Primary School, King Ecgbert School (secondary) and the Rowan Primary Special School.


Notable residents include Gary Megson, a former footballer and currently manager of Sheffield Wednesday F.C., Dave Bassett, former footballer and former manager of Southampton F.C., Watford F.C., Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest F.C., and Chris Waddle, former England International and player with Sheffield Wednesday football club.

Former Sheffield United manager (and Manchester United player) Bryan Robson owns a penthouse in the village of Dore.

Former England footballer and Captain, the late Emlyn Hughes, lived in the village.

Michael Vaughan, of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and former captain of the England Cricket team, is a resident; Abbeydale Park, a former county cricket ground for both Derbyshire and Yorkshire, lies in the suburb.


  1. ^ Detailed Profile for Dore, Sheffield City Council
  2. ^ Vickers, J. Edward MBE (1999). Dore. In Old Sheffield Town. An Historical Miscellany (2nd ed.), pp64–71. Sheffield: The Hallamshire Press Limited. ISBN 1-874718-44-X
  3. ^ Addy, Sidney Oldall (1888). "The Geographical or Ethnological Position of Sheffield". A Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield. Including a Selection of Local Names, and Some Notices of Folk-Lore, Games, and Customs. London: Trubner & Co. for the English Dialect Society. 
  4. ^ Extract from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Translations available at Berkeley Digital Library and Project Gutenberg
  5. ^ "Dore History". Open Dore, a website of the Dore Village Society. Retrieved May 29, 2005. 
  6. ^ Harston, Jonathan G. (2005). "The borders of Sheffield from 1843 to 1994". Retrieved 2007-08-19. 

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