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Bradfield  West Riding

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bradfield like this:

BRADFIELD, a village, two hamlets, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in Ecclesfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Don, 4 miles W by S of Oughty-Bridge r. station, and 7 NW by W of Sheffield; and it has a post office under Sheffield, and fairs on 17 June and 9 Dec. ...


The hamlets are Nether-Bradfield and Bradfield-Dale. The township includes also the hamlets or divisions of Bolsterstone, Brightholmlee, Dungworth, Fairest-Green, Holdsworth, Midhope, Moorwood, Onesacre, OughtyBridge-with-Gate, Smallfield, Stannington, Stoves, Ughill, Wigtwizzle, and Worral. Acres, 33,730. Real property, £16,451. Pop., 9,089. Houses, 1,696. Much of the surface is moor, hill, and mountain; and one summit, called Bradfield-Point, has an altitude of 1,246 feet above the level of the sea. Traces of a Saxon camp exist; and Roman remains have been found.-The chaperly comprises only part of the township; and is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £200.* Patron. the vicar of Ecclesfield 'The church is early English. There are two dissenting chapels and an endowed school.-The subdistrict is conterminate with the township.

Bradfield through time

Bradfield is now part of Sheffield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Sheffield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bradfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bradfield, in Sheffield and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11633

Date accessed: 25th May 2019


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