About Nether Edge
Ideally located for easy access to both Sheffield and the Peak District, Nether Edge has long been a popular place to live. With plenty to do, a great number of amenities and eateries, it is a vibrant community. The local schools mean that it is convenient for families.
THINGS TO DO
The public Chelsea Park is a small garden that is popular with local residents for walking and picnics. There are two small theatres (the Merlin and the Lantern) here as well as a farmers market, which takes place four times per year. Endcliffe Park, Meersbrook Park, Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Brammall Lane are all within a short distance away.
EATING & DRINKING
There are cafes in the district and pubs around include: The Broadfield, Byron House, The Stags Head, The Psalter, The Lescar and Porter Brook. Along Ecclesall Road and Abbeydale Road on the edges of Nether Edge there is a huge selection of restaurants with cuisine from around the world.
Nether Edge has a post office, crafts shops, a dentist, a grocers, a local baker, a delicatessen, hairdressers, a mini-market and a local Sainsburys. On Chesterfield Road, across the River Sheaf, is the Heeley Retail Park which is home to large national brands like Matalan, Next and Currys - and is also near a Homebase.
Nether Edge has its own primary school, and many also go to Hunter's Bar Junior School or St Wilfrid's Catholic primary school. High Storrs is the most commonly used secondary school but Notre Dame and Silverdale are nearby.
Ecclesall Road and Abbeydale Road take you from either end of Nether Edge into Sheffield city centre within 10 minutes. Going the other way, the roads lead off into the Peak District, perfect for weekend escapes. It is easy to get on the A61 for people heading north or south and the closest airport is less than an hour away at Robin Hood in Doncaster.
There were small hamlets in this area, some that date back to medieval times, but it wasn't until George Wostenholm bought some of the land in 1836 that houses were built. From a rural past, the buildings were a mixture of both speculative builds and individual plots for middle-class families. Much of the area was named a conservation area back in September 2002.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nether Edge was modelled on Boston, Massachusetts and that's why it has tree-lined roads.