Wadsley Conservation Area

Wadsley is a small suburb situated about three miles north-west of the city, adjacent to the larger suburb of Hillsborough. Originally a small Anglo-Saxon farming settlement, Wadsley was a manorial village from the 13th to the 20th century. It was a domestic cutlery-making centre for 400 years, from the 16th century, before being absorbed into the City of Sheffield in the early 20th century. 

The special interest that justifies designation of the Wadsley Conservation Area comes from the following features:

  • distinctive local features such as the village stocks, which are Grade II listed buildings, stone walls and piers and iron bollards
  • attractive vernacular stone built houses and former farm buildings
  • historic informal street layout of lanes and roads on a hillside
  • mature trees
  • views over Sheffield

Date of designation

The Wadsley Conservation Area was designated on 12 April 1976 and extended in 1991.

Contact Sheffield Conservation Unit

Howden House
4th Floor
1 Union Street
S1 2SH

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