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Sheffield


Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire, England. 551,800. As of 2011 census, the city had an estimated population of 551,800.


Key Facts about Sheffield


Here are some key facts about Sheffield:
  1. Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire, England. 551,800.

  2. As of 2011 census, Sheffield had an estimated population of 551,800.

  3. Sheffield gets its name from the River Sheaf which runs through the city.

  4. During the Industrial Revolution, Sheffield gained a international reputation as a center of steel production. During this period, the population increased tenfold, and key innovations in steel-making such as the crucible and stainless steel came from the area.

  5. During the 1970s and 1980s, the steel industry went into decline (coinciding also with the collapse of coal-mining in the area), however since then there was been extensive redevelopment in the area, and a strong revival of the economy.

  6. Sheffield is linked to the national motorway network via the M1 and M18 motorways. The Sheffield Parkway, a major dual carriageway, links Sheffield to junction 33 of the M1.

  7. Sheffield station offers rail links via the Midland Main Line via the East Midlands to London, and the Cross Country Route which provides connections to the East of the Scotland, Northeast England, the West Midlands, and the Southwest, as well as Liverpool, Manchester, and Kingston upon Hull,

  8. The closest international airport to Sheffield is Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, which is located about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the center of Sheffield. Until just a few years ago, there was actually a small airport in Sheffield (Sheffield City Airport), but this closed in 2008.



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Sheffield: Pevsner City Guide (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides)

By Ruth Harman

Yale University Press
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While Sheffield boasts an extraordinary variety of industrial buildings connected to the metal trades, there is another side to England’s least known big city. Set amidst magnificent scenery, it has an array of handsome Victorian buildings, innovative building projects from the 1950s and 1960s, and exciting newer buildings such as the Millennium Galleries, Winter Garden, and Persistence Works.

This is the first comprehensive architectural guide to Sheffield. It describes the buildings of the city center, those of the inner suburbs, and some outstanding buildings farther out. Such major buildings as the town hall, the two cathedrals, and the Winter Garden receive more detailed treatment, as do the two Universities. Illustrated in color throughout, Sheffield displays in detail this Yorkshire city’s enticing contrasts of industrial heritage and natural beauty.



 
 
 

 
 
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