Hillsborough Owlerton Local History

 With a bit of Sheffield History thrown in... 

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This website is intended to give anyone in the world access to information about the history of Hillsborough and Owlerton in the City of Sheffield. Essentially it covers Sheffield 6 which includes the villages of Loxley, Middlewood and Wadsley including the Don, Loxley and Rivelin Valleys.

It is a suburb with many fine old buildings. There was an explosion of activity during the industrial revolution of both housing for ordinary workers and small industrial concerns though for centuries small water-powered mills were situated along the rivers. Some of these were destroyed in the Great Flood of 1864 never to be built again. 


Published 2014:

Sheffield 6, At home in Hillsborough, Loxley, Wadsley, the homes of Lords of the Manor, Industrial Barons and ordinary working people.

Pauline C Bell. Obtainable at www.lulu.com for approx. £7.50 including P&P

This is a personal website and not that of the Hillsborough and Owlerton local History Group. You can find them on Facebook


Next meeting of this Local History Group, (every-one welcome) is on:

Thursday August 16th 2018

Title: The Middle Medieval Lords of Sheffield

 Speaker Lloyd Powell  

Meet usually at Hillsborough Sports Arena in Hillsborough Park at 7.45 pm...free parking at Sports Arena. 

Crofton Rd

... fairly typical house (except for the lions) built at beginning of twentieth century by W.J. Patchett, a local builder for his own home.

Hillsborough Hall

...once a home to some of Sheffield's industialists. Now the public library.

Loxley House

...once home to a solicitor, a doctor, children with disabilities and sea cadets. Now modern apartments.