Once a cluster of villages, the suburb of Heeley is now a popular area of Sheffield. With close links to the city, a number of quiet residential areas and a mix of amenities, it is perfect for families. From traditional terrace housing to modern detached properties, there is sure to be something in this active community.
THINGS TO DO
The Sheffield Cycle Champions Project is hosted in Heeley and there is also a 100 year old swimming pool here. Henley City Farm is a popular place in the city and great for a family day out. An active community calendar is topped with the Heeley Festival each year. Meersbrook Park in the neighbouring suburb is a great space for walks and family picnics.
EATING & DRINKING
There are two pubs in Heeley: The Sheaf View and The White Lion. The latter dates back to 1781 and both serve a variety of ales and host events during the year. In the village there is Heeley Green Fisheries but most of the restaurants are found on London Road. Highly recommended eateries include Surf & Turf, The Original Indian Garden, Everest Tandori, Portofino and Il Cuciniere.
Heeley was the birthplace of two successful businesses in the city. Harry Ponsford has an establishing furniture shop on London Road and Arnold Laver has a number of locations around Sheffield. In the village there is a pharmacy, Co-Operative, barbers, convenience store and off licence and the well established Cat Lane Bakery. Henley industrial park is home to Matalan, Next and Pets at Home.
Being in a central location, there are a number of schools to choose from, including:
Anns Grove Primary School
Lowfield Community Primary School
Sharrow Nursery, Infant and Junior School
Carfield Primary School
All Saints' Catholic High School
Newfield Secondary School
King Edward VII School
High Storrs School
The A61 dates back to 1757 and is the main road through Heeley, running from Sheffield to Chesterfield. The city is just two miles away from the village and buses run regularly. The Peak District is close and the nearest airport is Robin Hood airport in Doncaster, just 45 minutes away.
The earliest reference to Heeley is from 1343 and its name means a high, woodland clearing. Originally, it was split into three and in 1833 it was only home to 47 people. The church was built in 1826 and the clock tower came in 1901 to commemorate Queen Victoria. By the late 19th century the population of the area was growing and today it is a commuter area for Sheffield.
DID YOU KNOW?
Formerly a church and now a community space, the Heeley Institute is a Grade II listed building.