( or )G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names
(Oxford UP, 1971), p. 13.—which includes the districts
, and Sothall
—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield
. It is located in the eastern part of the city, on the border with Rotherham
and covers an area of 5.7 km<sup>2</sup>. The population of this ward in 2001 was 17,800 people in 7,200 households.
Prior to 1967, the districts of this ward formed part of Derbyshire
. In that year an extension of the then County Borough
of Sheffield took in the area, which was consequently transferred to the West Riding of Yorkshire
. In 1974 the area became part of the City of Sheffield, in the metropolitan
and ceremonial county
of South Yorkshire
Districts of Beighton ward
() is now a suburb
after much expansion from a village in the last 100 years. The village was mentioned three times in the Domesday Book
of 1086 as BectunDomesday Book: A Complete Translation
. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.1313—the name meaning a farmstead beside a stream (or beck
). Some remnants of the old village have survived including the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, which was built in the 12th century. The population in 1931 was 5,553.
Being primarily a coal......