Place:Shire Green, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameShire Green
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.412°N 1.432°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEcclesfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which it is a part
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part until 1974
Sheffield (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Shire-Green has been, since 1974, in the northern part of Sheffield Metropolitan Area, in South Yorkshire, England. Prior to 1974 it was within the West Riding of Yorkshire. It formed part of the large civil parish of Ecclesfield.

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Shire-green is a mainly residential area of Sheffield Metropolitan Area, to the north of the Northern General Hospital and north-west of the Sheffield district of Meadowhall.

The settlement originated in the Middle Ages around the farmstead later known as Crowder House, first known from a deed of 1402. The building survived largely intact into the nineteenth century, but was later demolished and replaced by Shiregreen Methodist Church. Other cottages were built around the farm, known as the Bell Houses and the Hadfield Houses, housing farm workers and a fork-making industry. Both sets of houses gave their name to roads in the suburb.

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More information about the area in the 19th century can be found in the transcription from Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 reproduced under Ecclesfield.

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