What is Sheffield?

  • (noun): A steel manufacturing city in northern England famous for its cutlery industry.


Sheffield i/ˈʃɛfiːld/ is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield is 552,700 (2011 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group.

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History Of Sheffield - Mediaeval Sheffield
... de Eyvill, marching from north Lincolnshire to Derbyshire passed through Sheffield and destroyed the town, burning the church and castle. 1296 Edward I granted a charter for a market to be held in Sheffield on Tuesday each week ... was followed on 10 August 1297 by a charter from Lord Furnival establishing Sheffield as a free borough ...
History Of Sheffield - The 20th Century To The Present
... In 1914 Sheffield became a diocese of the Church of England, and the parish church became a cathedral ... During World War I the Sheffield City Battalion suffered heavy losses at the Somme and Sheffield itself was bombed by a German zeppelin ... The steel factories of Sheffield were set to work making weapons and ammunition for the war ...
1757 English Cricket Season
... A match in September between Wirksworth and Sheffield at Brampton Moor, near Chesterfield, is the earliest reference to cricket in Derbyshire ... Although cricket is known to have been played in Sheffield since 1751, this may be the earliest indication of the Sheffield Cricket Club that eventually became Yorkshire CCC ... White’s History General Directory of the Borough of Sheffield (1833) ...
History Of Sheffield
... The history of Sheffield, a city in South Yorkshire, England, can be traced back to the founding of a settlement in a clearing beside the River Sheaf in the ... The area now known as Sheffield had seen human occupation since at least the last ice age, but significant growth in the settlements that are now incorporated into the ... Following the Norman conquest of England, Sheffield Castle was built to control the Saxon settlements and Sheffield developed into a small town, no larger than Sheffield City Centre ...