Nether Hallam  West Riding


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

HALLAM (NETHER), a township and a sub-district in Sheffield parish and Ecclesall-Bierlow district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies averagely 1¼ mile W of Sheffield, but includes suburbs of that town, and also the villages or hamlets of Newfield-Green, Upperthorpe, Steelbank, Springvale-Lydgate, Tapton, Endcliffe, Crookes, Walkley, Hill-Bridge, Malin-Bridge, Hill-Foot, Philadelphia, and Heeley, and parts of Owlerton, Crooks, and Crooks-Moor. ...

Acres, 5, 480. Real property, £58, 908; of which £256 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 8, 897; in 1861, 19, 758. Houses, 3, 993. The large increase of pop. arose mainly from proximity to Sheffield, and from the operations of building societies. The tract now forming the township Was a main part of the ancient Hallamshire; continued till near the end of last century to be principally waste land and common; was brought into cultivation in consequence of an enclosure act, obtained in 1791; affords a striking instance of rapid evolution from a state of comparative uselessness to a state of very high productiveness; and now shares conspicuously in the industry and prosperity of Sheffield. -The sub-district excludes Heeley hamlet; and, to that extent, is less than the township. Acres, 5, 480. Pop., 17, 305. Houses, 3, 478.

Nether Hallam through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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