Local History Publications

Click here for a list of outlets stocking copies of the recently-produced Nether Edge guided Historic Walks.

Local history publications written by members of the Local History group. Copies can be viewed in the Local History Library, Central Library, Surrey Street and they are available from:-

The Print & Design Shop: 279 Sharrowvale Road S11 8ZF
Sainsbury's Local: 9 Machon Bank Road, Sheffield, S7 1PE
Rhyme & Reason: 681 Ecclesall Road Hunters' Bar, Sheffield, S11 8TG
Waterstones: Orchard Square, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2FB
Sheffield Scene: 49 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LG

Old Sharrow and Nether Edge in Photographs
Produced by the Nether Edge Neighbourhod Group Local History Section, 1985. Second edition May 2008

Including Hunter's Bar, Banner Cross, Brincliffe, Sharrow Vale, Abbeydale and Carterknowle. With photos and descriptions of old farms and hamlets such as Machon Bank and Cherry Tree Hill, and of the many large Georgian/ Victorian houses built for wealthy merchants including George Wostenholm of Kenwood.

The Story of the Workhouse and Hospital at Nether Edge
by Joan Flett, 1985. Reprinted 2015.

Tracing the story of the three workhouses in Nether Edge from 1761, through the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 and to the gradual development of the modern teaching hospital at Nether Edge as it was in 1985.

They Lived in Sharrow and Nether Edge
Compiled by members of the Local History Group. Published 1988 and since reprinted in 2000.

This includes the stories of many of the well-known people who lived in the area, together with memories of school days, the Blitz and the changes in the area.

Cherry Tree Hill and the Newbould Legacy
by Joan Flett, 1999.

This traces the development of the Kingfield Road, St Andrew's Road, Osborne Road, Cherry Tree Road and Meadow Bank Avenue area from 1614 to the present day. From a rural area with farmers carrying on a cutlery trade as a cottage industry to a residential suburb. Details of the wills and inventories of local residents give a picture of life in the seventeenth, eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

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