Shiregreen and Brightside


Shiregreen and Brightside

UKWard
name=Shiregreen and Brightside


district=Sheffield
constituency=Sheffield Brightside
county=South Yorkshire
region=Yorkshire and the Humber
population=20,200
councillors=Jane Bird (Labour Party) Peter Price (Labour Party) Peter Rippon (Labour Party)

Shiregreen and Brightside ward—which includes the districts of Brightside, Shiregreen, and Wincobank—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the northern part of the city and covers an area of 6.5 km². The population of this ward in 2001 was 20,200 people in 8,200 households. It is one of the wards that make up the Sheffield Brightside constituency.

Districts of Shiregreen and Brightside ward

Brightside

Brightside (gbmapping|SK375898) is an industrial area of Sheffield, lying north of Attercliffe.

Sheffield Brightside is also the name of one of Sheffield's six Parliamentary constituencies.

Brightside railway station is now closed.

hiregreen

Shiregreen (gbmapping|SK370930) is a mainly residential area to the north of the Northern General Hospital and north-west of Meadowhall.

Wincobank

Wincobank (gbmapping|SK383913) is a suburb of Sheffield, located in the north-east of the city, overlooking the nearby Meadowhall shopping centre and the Tinsley Viaduct.

An Iron Age hill fort was constructed at Wincobank by the Celtic Brigantes tribe, standing on the summit of a steep hill above the River Don. It is possible that here, during the 1st century, the Brigantes attempted to defend against the northward advance of the Roman legions. An ancient defensive dyke called Roman Ridge runs from the fort to Mexborough.

Wincobank is home to St Thomas Boxing school which has produced some of Britain's best boxers of recent years including Herol 'Bomber' Graham and Johnny Nelson.


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