Burngreave (ward)

Burngreave (Ward)

Burngreave (ward)

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Burngreave ward&mdash;which includes the districts of Burngreave, Fir Vale, Grimesthorpe, Pitsmoor, and Shirecliffe&mdash;is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the northern part of the city and covers an area of 7.3&nbsp;km<small><sup>2</sup></small>. The population of this ward in 2001 was 24,000 people in 9,900 households. It is one of the wards that make up the Sheffield Central constituency. Most of the ward is served by a free community newspaper, the Burngreave Messenger.

Districts of Burngreave ward


Burngreave () is a suburb of Sheffield that started to develop in the second half of the 19th century.

Fir Vale

Fir Vale () is a suburb of Sheffield. It lies north west of Firshill, and the area in between was historically known as Pitsmoor Firs.J. Edward Vickers, The Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield, p.17 (1971)


Grimesthorpe is a suburb in north east Sheffield, lying west of Brightside and north east of Pitsmoor.

The settlement originated in the Dark Ages as a farmstead, passing from Grimshaw to Ulfae, the De Buslis, the De Lovetots and then the Dukes of Norfolk.J. Edward Vickers, The Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield, pp.14&ndash;15 (1971) A guide of 1840 describes the appearance of the village as "exceedingly striking, and partakes in some degree of the grotesque", with it main...
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