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Brightside, South Yorkshire

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Brightside, South Yorkshire


Vickers Building
Brightside is located in Sheffield
 Brightside shown within Sheffield
OS grid reference
Metropolitan borough City of Sheffield
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S9
Dialling code 0114
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
List of places

Brightside is an industrial area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England lying on a hill north of Attercliffe and the River Don.

Brightside was recorded in the fifteenth century as "Brekesherth", when it was home to some mills.[1] Brightside Bierlow was one of the six original divisions of the township of Sheffield, including all the land in the town north of the Don - reaching as far as the Wicker and Neepsend.

The first work on the [2]

By 1860, industries were growing in the area, with steel and cutlery manufacture being the main trades. Industry continued to grow, and by the early 1970s, it was mostly industrial, and home to a major railway marshalling yard.[1]

Sheffield Brightside was also the name of one of Sheffield's six Parliamentary constituencies until declining population lead to the formation of the larger Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.


  1. ^ a b J. Edward Vickers, The Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield, pp.14–15 (1971)
  2. ^ Drake's Road Book of the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway (1840)

External links

  • Sources for the history of Brightside Produced by Sheffield City Council's Libraries and Archives
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