Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HEELEY

HEELEY, a hamlet in Nether Hallam township, and a chapelry partly also in Sheffield township, Sheffield parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The hamlet lies on the river Sheaf, at the boundary with Derbyshire, 2 miles S of Sheffield town and r. station; has a post office under Sheffield; and carries on the spring knife manufacture. Pop. in 1851, 1, 052; in 1861, 2, 453. Houses, 515. The increase of pop. arose from the operations of freehold land and building societies.—The chapelry was constituted in 1846. Pop. in 1861, 5, 563. Houses, 1, 204. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £300. * Patron, alternately the Crown and the Archbishop. The church is modern, and stands on an eminence. There are a Methodist chapel, an endowed school with £20 a year, and a girls' school of industry.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a hamlet"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Sheffield CP/AP       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Heeley

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