Buildings, People, Instituations and Events


This is simply a list of the buildings, institutions, people and events that together contribute substantially to the history of the area. Alas some buildings and institutions have disappeared and others have changed their purpose. For further information please contact Pauline by changing 'at' to conventional symbol  for email pbell7atgooglemail.com

More information and stories associated with the buildings can be gleaned from sources such as ‘The Complete Hillsborough by her People’ and other books (see publications page), from the unpublished research papers on this website, Hillsborough Library including the archives of the Local History Group, Sheffield Local History library in Surrey Street, Sheffield Archives in Shoreham Street and also from other websites via a search engine.

Houses


Burrowlee House
Dial House
Dykes Hall
Hillsborough Hall
Regent Court Flats Middlewood Hall
Regent Court Flats (shown right)
Wadsley Hall
Wadsley House
Wardsend House

Churches


Hillsborough Weslyan Chapel
Hillsborough Baptist Church
Owlerton Methodist Church
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic
St John the Baptist Anglican
Wadsley Parish Church
St Polycarps Parish church
Hillsborough Tabernacle, Proctor Place
Woodland View Primitive Methodist. Stannington Rd

Inns and Public Houses

(before 1900 there were almost twice this number. Most of those listed below are still in existence or like the Sportsman have disappeared in the last 30 years)

Old Crown Inn
Cambridge
Sportsman
Queens Ground Royal Hotel
Rose
Masons Arms
New Barrack Inn
Old Blue Ball
Shakespeare
Mason’s Arms
Burgoyne Arms
Cuthbert Bank
Wellington
Middlewood Tavern
Freemason’s Arms
Malin Bridge Inn
Anvil
Robin Hood
Park Hotel
Horse and Jockey
Rose and Crown
Wadsley Jack
Queen’s Ground (shown right)

Industrial Sites and Concerns


Bassett’s Sweet Factory (now Trebor-Bassett)
Swann Morton (Founded in Sheffield during 1932, Swann-Morton have become a world leader in the manufacture of surgical blades, scalpels and handles).  
Burgon & Ball , La Plata Works Holme Lane. (Makers of Sheep Shears, exported worldwide. Closed very recently)
Fletchers Bread (no longer exists)
The English Fruit Preserving Company (no longer exists)
On the River Don …many of these have completely disappeared
Upper Middlewood Forge
Middlewood rolling mill
Beeley Wood Tilts (Building still exists and is part of a multinational APW see www.apw.com)
Hawksley/Clay Wheels
Wadsley Bridge Paper Mill
Wadsley Bridge Corn Mill
Wadsley Furnace
Wadsley / Wardsend Wheel/Forge
Rawson’s Bark Mill
Owlerton rolling Mill
Old Park Corn Mill
Sandbed Wheel
On the Loxley … many of these have completely disappeared
Low Bradfield Cornmill
Dam Flask Cornmill
Dam Flask Wheel
Stacey Wheel
Storrs Bridge Wheel
Old Wheel
Storrs Mill
Rowell Bridge Wheel
Loxley Wire Mills
Olive Wheel (Still there and has 2 wheels 2006)
Cliff Wheel
Low or Little Matlock Wheel (Still working as a going concern 2006)
Bassett’s liquorice allsorts Foreground left Ashton Carr Wheel centre
Glass Tilt
Bassett’s liquorice allsorts (shown left)
Broadhead Wheel
Wisewood Forge
Wisewood Rolling Mill
Malin Bridge Wheel
Turner wheel
Limbrick Wheels
Owlerton Wheels
Birley Meadow Wheel
Slack Wheels
On the Rivelin
Mousehole Forge (Armitage Anvils)

Schools


Hillsborough Board School, Parkside Road
Hillsborough National School (long gone)
Burton Street School (closed some years ago)
Malin Bridge School
Marcliffe Road School
Loxley Primary School
Wisewood Schools (Primary and Comprehensive)
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School
Owlerton Stadium (Speedway and Greyhound racing)

Sport and leisure


Hillsborough Swimming Baths
Hillsborough Park (Bowls, Boating and Tennis)
Owlerton Stadium (Speedway and Greyhound racing)
Hillsborough Leisure Centre
Hillsborough Kinema, Proctor Place
Phoenix, Barrack Hill
Hillsborough Park Cinema, Catch Bar Lane.

Well-known shops


Kelseys (pork butchers)
Claytons (fishmonger)
A.E. Bell (Fruit and flowers)
Hollidays (Collector’s Corner)
Patnicks (wonderful junk!)
Moules (The Pikelet shop)
Styrans (herbalist)
Parker’s pawnshop
Madam Bells (Beads)
Bush, (grocer)
Supertram passing Hillsborough Barracks Lingards (ironmongers)
Gregory (Ladies outfitters)
Sills (the cobblers)
Funks (pork butchers)
Wigfalls (Furniture)
Burtons (Tailors) replaced Bush the grocer

Events


The Sheffield Flood 1864. Family Historians in particular may be interested in a book published in 2007 by Flood Researcher Karen Lightowler called Sheffield Flood the aftermath obtainable from www.lulu.com

The book tells the stories of many of those who survived the night of the flood only to die in the weeks and months following  as a direct result of injury or disease caused by the flood. None are well known. Many lived in the Loxley Valley, Malin Bridge and Owlerton.. Their surnames are listed below. The list is page 6 of Karen's book and those whose names are printed in red have their story told in this book.

The Hillsborough Disaster 1989
Start of Supertram 1994 (shown right above)

People


Wadsley Church Nave

James Willis Dixon 1814-1876 eldest son of James Dixon, founder of Dixon’s Silver smiths, Cornish Place.Lived at Hillsborough Hall. He became a town trustee and was a member of Wadsley Church and a serious patron. Memorial to him and his wife as seen today in Wadsley Church Nave.




John Fowler 1817-1898 Victorian engineer whose family lived at Wadsley Hall. He lived there in the early part of his life. Was consulting engineer to the Great Western Railway and responsible for the construction of the viaduct near to Sheffield’s Victoria Station as well as the railway bridges across the Firth of Forth and Plimico across the Thames. He was also involved in the construction of London’s underground.

Roy Hattersley b.1933Roy Hattersley b.1933, Elected to Parliament aged 30 and served in various cabinet posts before becoming deputy leader in 1983. Prolific writer. Lived his early life in Wadsley Lane and Airedale Rd where his mother, once Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, lived almost until her death in her 90’s.






Charles HollidayCharles Holliday
c.1902-1982 Silver designer for James Dixon and Sons. His most important and well-known works are the Blue Riband trophy for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by sea.and the American Masters Trophy (golf) as well as Grand National trophies in the 1960’s and 70’s



Sheffield Flood - List Of Victims

ALBERT
APPLEBY
ARCULAS
ARMITAGE
ASHFORTH
ASKHAM
ATKINSON
BAGSHAW
BARKER
BARROTT
BARSON
BARTHORPE
BATES
BENNETT
BETHELL
BISBY
BONSER
BOOTH
BOWER
BOYES
BRADBURY
BRAILSFORD
BRIGHT
BROUGHTON
BUCKLEY
BULLARD
BULLOSS
BURKINSHAW
BUTTREY
CALTON/COLTON
CHAPMAN
CLARK[E]
CLAY
COGGIN
COOK
COOPER
CRAPPER
CROOKES
CROSS
CROWNSHAW
CRUMP
DAMMS
DAVIES
DAWSON
DEAN
DENTON
DICKINSON
DRABBLE
DYSON
EATON
ELLIS
ELSTON
ETCHELLS
FAIRHURST
FLETCHER
FOLDS
FRITH
GANNON
GILL
GILYATT
GLOVER
GODDARD
GREAVES
GREEN
GREGORY
HAGUE
HALL
HASLEHURST
HEWITT
HILL
HORSFIELD
HUDDLESTONE
HUDSON
HUKIN
IBBOTSON
JACKSON
JENKINSON
JEPSON
JOHNSON
KAY
KENWORTHY
KING
KIRTON
LEE
LONGLEY
MAPPIN
MARRIOTT
MARSHALL
MAYOR
McCORMACK
McDONALD
McLAUGHLIN
MERRYMAN
MIDWOOD
MILLS
MOULSON
MOUNT
MUSCROFT
NEEDHAM
NEWTON
NORTH
OAKLEY
OLIVER
PARKES
PARKIN
PASHLEY
PEACOCK
PEARS
PEARSON
PETERS
PETTY
PICKERING
PLATTS
PRICE
RADFORD
RILEY
RYDER/RIDER
SANDERSON
SELLARS
SENIOR
SHAW
SHERWIN
SIMPSON
SMALLEY
SMITH
SNAPE
SPOONER
TAYLOR
THORPE
TINGLE
TRICKETT
TURNER
TURTON
VARNEY
VAUGHAN
WALL
WALLACE
WALTHER
WATERS
WATSON
WEBSTER
WILLETS/WILLITS
WILLIS
WINTER
WOLSTENHOLME
WRIGHT
YEARDLEY