- Shiregreen and Brightside
name=Shiregreen and Brightside
Yorkshire and the Humber
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 2001was 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 (gbmapping|SK375898) is an industrial area of Sheffield, lying north of
Sheffield Brightside is also the name of one of Sheffield's six Parliamentary constituencies.
Brightside railway stationis now closed.
Shiregreen (gbmapping|SK370930) is a mainly
residentialarea to the north of the Northern General Hospitaland north-west of Meadowhall.
Wincobank (gbmapping|SK383913) is a
suburbof 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
Brigantestribe, 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 Ridgeruns 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' Grahamand Johnny Nelson.
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