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Parish in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire


The City of Sheffield now includes the ancient parishes or townships of Handsworth (164supra ), Tinsley (190supra ), Ecclesfield (244infra ), much of Bradfield (221infra ), as well as Ecclesall (192) and Sheffield (204infra ), and adjacent parts of Derbyshire (Beauchief, Dore, Norton Woodseats and Totley, v. Db 208, 240, 283, 315). The ancient parish of Sheffield formerly included the townships of Attercliffe cum Darnal, Brightside Bierlow and Sheffield (here grouped together under Sheffield 204infra ), Ecclesall Bierlow, Nether Hallam and Upper Hallam (here grouped together under Ecclesall). The groupings adopted follow the arrangement of parish boun- daries shown on the 6″ O.S. (as revised in 1901 for the rural areas and 1920–2 for the urban areas). Although a few smaller townships are thus submerged, the grouping allows a reasonable measure of topographical arrangement of the p.ns. within this inconveniently large administrative region.

Major Settlements

Other places in this Parish

Other OS name