Gleadless Valley


Gleadless Valley

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name=Gleadless Valley


district=Sheffield
constituency=Sheffield Heeley
county=South Yorkshire
region=Yorkshire and the Humber
population=19,700
councillors=Terence Fox (Labour Party) Denise Reaney (Liberal Democrats) Garry Weatherall (Labour Party)

Gleadless Valley ward—which includes the districts of Gleadless Valley (Hemsworth, Herdings), Heeley, Lowfield, and Meersbrook—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the southern part of the city and covers an area of 4.5 km2. The population of this ward in 2001 was 19,700 people in 9,000 households. It is one of the five wards that form the Sheffield Heeley parliamentary constituency whose Member of Parliament elected at the 2001 general election was Meg Munn. Gleadless Valley actually describes the valley that separates Hemsworth to Herdings, and is described as a broad area that covers several housing estates: Hemsworth, Herdings and Rollestone. Gleadless Valley is borded by Gleadless and Norton.

Districts of Gleadless Valley ward

Heeley

Heeley (gbmapping|SK355849) is a former village now a suburb in the south of the City of Sheffield, England. The village has existed at least since 1343, its name deriving from 'Heah Leah', meaning a high, woodland clearing. Originally Heeley was divided into three: "Upper Heeley" was around the intersection of Myrtle Road and Heeley Green, "Middle Heeley" was on the Gleadless Road at Hartley Street, and "Lower Heeley" was on the London Road around Artisan View. The main road through Heeley is the A61 London Road/Chesterfield Road, this dates from 1757 when it was built as a turnpike road from Sheffield to Chesterfield. A toll bar was built on this road at Heeley over the Meers Brook on what was at that time the boundary between Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The Midland Main Line railway line between Chesterfield and Sheffield, constructed in 1870, passes through Heeley where there used to be a station and carriage siding, built on the former site of Heeley Mill.

Hemsworth

Hemsworth, Gleadless Valley (gbmapping|SK369831) Borders with Herdings, Meersbrook, Norton and Rollestone. It's mainly accessible from Blackstock Road, the shops and a bus terminus are located off this road. To the south of Blackstock Road was the site of Hemsworth Primary School (which was demolished to be replaced with a new primary school called Valley Park, located on the former Herdings Primary School grounds). To date no development has taken place on the site of the demolished school.

Also to the South of Blackstock Road is Constable Road and Hemsworth continues down this road.

Herdings

Herdings, Gleadless Valley (gbmapping|SK376831) borders with Hemsworth and Gleadless. Herdings is the highest point in Sheffield. At the very top of the hill are the Herdings flats, previously known as the "Three Sisters" of which one was demolished.

Herdings is served by sheffield light rail transit, Sheffield Supertram. There, the tramway terminates next to a bus terminus. Original plans included the construction of the route toto Meadowhead roundabout but these plans were rejected after local opposition.

Lowfield

Meersbrook

Meersbrook (gbmapping|SK354841) is a suburb of the City of Sheffield, England located to the south of Heeley.. The name comes from the stream, the 'Meers Brook', a tributary of the River Sheaf which means 'boundary brook' and in ancient times this, along with the River Sheaf formed the boundary between the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Northumbria and Mercia. It remained as the boundary between Yorkshire and Derbyshire into the 20th century.

A large part of the Meersbrook area is taken up by Meersbrook Park. This park, set on a steep hillside, offers a stunning panoramic view over central Sheffield to the north. Within the park are two historic buildings: Bishops' House (c1500) is one of the oldest buildings in Sheffield and is open as a museum, and Meersbrook House. Meersbrook House was built in 1780 by Benjamin Roebuck. The propriety included walled kitchen garden and house's estate extended to Meers Brook. The house was the home of the Ruskin Museum until 1950. John Ruskin originally set up his museum as the "Museum of St. George" in 1871 at a small cottage in Walkley, but it was renamed and moved to Meersbrook House in 1890. The Ruskin collection can still be seen in Sheffield's Millennium Galleries. Although the area was still in Derbyshire the councillors in Sheffield were already looking over the border for amenity facilities for their citizens. In January 1885 Sheffield City Council bought both the house and the land as a public park or pleasure ground.

Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley (gbmapping|SK371835) is the Valley which separates Herdings, Hemworth, Gleadless and Rollestone.


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