Sheaf Square


Sheaf Square

also has plans to build a centre on the original site of Sheaf and Dyson House.

The square lies over the confluence of the Porter Brook and River Sheaf. Pond Tilt Forge and its dam were constructed on the site in 1732, with Bamforth Dam following about 1780. The two were filled in 1856 to accommodate the proposed railway station [http://www.midlandmainline.com/uploads/documents/AllChangeSheffield.pdf] . With the post-World War II traffic plan for Sheffield, the site became a major intersection on Sheffield's inner ring road, with Sheaf Street, Pond Street, Howard Street and Paternoster Row meeting at a roundabout which was named Sheaf Square for the now subterranean river.

In 2006 work began to simplify the road system and create a primarily pedestrianised space with a water cascade and a steel sculpture, leading people from the station, up Howard Street and into the city centre to the side of the Square.

The gateway to Sheffield city centre situated to the side of Sheaf Square opened on 22 December 2006 with street performances and a fireworks display. The gateway contains seating, trees, effective lighting and two large water features, one of which includes The Cutting Edge steel sculpture. The new construction now acts as a 21st century gateway to the city and aims to give a good first impression of Sheffield to those arriving by train.

* [http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/travel-information/traffic-cameras/camera-list Sheffield City Council Live Traffic Cameras]
** [http://sccplugins.sheffield.gov.uk/utc/cam01.htm Sheaf Square - Shoreham Street, Paternoster Row, Howard Street, Pond Street, Sheaf Street]


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